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FAMILY HANDBOOK NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION & ENROLLMENT


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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FAMILY HANDBOOK

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Oklahoma State Founded on Dec. 25, 1890, only 20 months after the Land Run of 1889, Oklahoma State University began as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, the state’s land-grant institution. When the first students assembled for class in 1891, no buildings, books or curriculum existed. It took 2½ years after classes began in local churches for the college’s 144 students to move into the first academic building, Old Central. Oklahoma A&M’s first commencement, with six male graduates, was in 1896. Land-grant institutions were created during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency to provide all citizens with greater access to a college education. Oklahoma State University continues that land-grant tradition today. With 27,819 acres and 493 buildings, the large and comprehensive Stillwater campus in no way minimizes the personal attention given to each student.

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University history

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Administrative Divisions OSU is divided into four distinct administrative areas: Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management & Marketing, and Administration and Finance. Each area provides very specific guidance for OSU’s campus.

Academic Affairs Pamela Fry, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President 101 Whitehurst 405-744-5627 academicaffairs.okstate.edu Academic Affairs provides guidance for areas directly related to the university’s academic endeavors, including student records and academic instruction. Academic Affairs includes offices related to academic success, including academic advising, faculty support, Scholar Development, The Honors College, University Assessment and Testing, International Outreach, the Office of the Registrar, Academic Services for Student-Athletes and the Learning and Student Success Opportunity Center.

Student Affairs Dr. Lee Bird, Vice President 201 Whitehurst 405-744-5328 studentaffairs.okstate.edu Student Affairs provides leadership for nonacademic instruction areas essential to the university. All areas of Student Affairs come in contact with students’ academic efforts and support the primary academic mission of the university. Primary areas of oversight include Campus Life, Department of Wellness, Career Services, Residential Life, the Student Union, University Counseling Services and University Health Services.

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Enrollment Management and Marketing Kyle Wray, Vice President 218 Student Union 405-744-4366 emm.okstate.edu Enrollment Management & Marketing provides the “face” of OSU to incoming students, families, alumni, campus visitors and prospective student programs. Areas of leadership include Undergraduate Admissions, Scholarships and Financial Aid, New Student Orientation & Enrollment, and University Marketing.

Administration and Finance Joe Weaver, Vice President 208 Whitehurst 405-744-2690 vpaf.okstate.edu Administration and Finance oversees the planning, design and implementation of the university’s financial and business service operations. Administration and finance areas include the Office of the Bursar, Budget and Asset Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Parking and Transit Services, and Public Safety.


OSU Facts and Figures Oklahoma State University is committed to making information about the university easily accessible. The Office of Institutional Research and Information Management provides comprehensive data and a thorough look at OSU’s divisions, colleges and departments, helping students and parents make informed decisions. The following information is housed on the IRIM website at osuledgers.okstate.edu. • Academic Ledgers contain a five-year history of student, faculty, research and financial information, and tuition/mandatory fee rates. The academic ledgers are available for the entire university, as well as each academic college and each college’s departments. In order to easily identify information reported for external rankings (e.g. U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges and Top American Research Universities, these categories are color-coded in red or blue in the university and college ledgers).

Academic Profile OSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, two undergraduate certificate programs, opportunities for Honors College awards and degrees, programs for pre-law, pre-medicine and pre-health professions, second majors and second degree options.

Student Profile

(Fall 2013 — OSU-Stillwater Campus) 23,867 Total students. 16,816 Returning students. 3,872 New freshmen. 2,587 New transfer students. 394 Readmission students. 105 Non-degree-seeking students.

• Student Profile contains additional student information, including the geographic origins of OSU students, enrollment trends, academic information and enrollment projections.

93 Concurrent students.

• Diversity Ledger is a five-year history that provides a more detailed breakdown of OSU’s students, faculty and staff.

Faculty Profile

Fall 2013 By the Numbers

1,331 Total full-time instructional faculty members.

26,000 Students enrolled on the OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa and Center for Health Sciences campuses.

40 Percentage of faculty that are female.

72 Percentage of fall 2013 undergraduate students who were Oklahoma residents.

73 Percentange of faculty who have the highest academic degree offered in their field of study.

25 Percentage of fall 2013 undergrads who came from other states.

36 Percentage of classes that have fewer than 20 students.

3 Percentage of fall 2013 undergrads who came from other countries.

20:1 Student-to-faculty ratio.

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11 Percentage of faculty that are persons of color.

49 Percentage of female undergrads. 51 Percentage of male undergrads. 25 Percentage of minority undergrads.

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The family support role

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Parents and family members play an integral role in the success of university students. At this point, you may be wondering how to be involved with your student while allowing him or her to grow as an individual. You may be unsure of how your new freshman or transfer student will adjust to a new town, a new school and a new academic environment. For some parents, the student attending Oklahoma State is not the only concern. Younger siblings at home will also be going through a transition when their older brother or sister moves away. To ease the transition, find ways to stay in touch without overshadowing the experience. Dear Cowboy parents, I’d like to offer my advice to you about your student’s new start at OSU in three parts. First, trust that you’ve done a good job raising your child and that the values and skills that you’ve instilled in them will continue to serve them well as they enter adulthood. Of course, you can still be available for a face-to-face visit, but if you let go a little bit more each day and support them from a distance with a phone call, text or letter, you'll be amazed at how well they manage their lives using your solid foundation and their own wits. Second, remember yourself as an 18-year-old and reflect on the joy you felt when you did something on your own for the first time. Yes, mistakes will be made; they’re some of the best teachers that young adults will ever have. College students' lives literally unfold before them day by day and can be exciting and scary. Your reassurance that they can and will achieve their goals, even when they make mistakes, is very important to them. Finally, remember the goals you’ve always wanted to achieve and start writing the next chapters in your own life. This is a time for new beginnings for everyone, so take advantage of the extra time you may find yourself with to start or restart your own college career, travel, volunteer in your community or find a new hobby. After all, why should your kid have all the fun? Congratulations! I hope to see you all on Family Weekends! Fran Gragg Coordinator, OSU Parent and Family Relations

Cowboy Parents: OSU’s Parents Association 211F Student Union 405-744-5406 parents.okstate.edu OSU’s Cowboy Parents serves as your liaison office to the university. Cowboy Parents’ mission is to enhance communication between OSU and the parents of OSU students, empower parents to play a supporting role in the education of their children, provide parents a forum for networking with other OSU parents and give parents an active role in promoting OSU’s excellence. By joining Cowboy Parents, you’ll keep up with student events, services and activities via monthly and quarterly newsletters and be able to access the OSU Parents Association website. You may purchase discount tickets for the Family Weekend OSU football game and receive a special membership gift. You’ll receive an OSU Cowboy Parent car decal to show pride in your student and join other OSU parents at the hospitality tent on home football game days. A portion of dues directly support our scholarship fund that awards several $1,000 scholarships each fall. Joining Cowboy Parents

Any parent of a past or present student may join Cowboy Parents. You may choose between an annual membership and a lifetime membership. Membership dues support scholarships and programs and cover membership for an entire family regardless of household size or number of children attending OSU. For more information, visit parents.okstate.edu.

Family Weekends Family Weekends are fun-filled weekends that give students the opportunity to invite their parents to join them on campus. It brings students and family members together for a weekend of fun, fellowship and recognition that includes activities to benefit the family and the university community. The Fall Family Weekend has a focus on dads (known as Dad’s Day) and includes a home football game. The Spring Family Weekend has a focus on moms (known as Mom’s Day) and includes Spring Sing and other related events. Moms are welcome to join the fun in the fall, and dads are welcome to return in the spring for all of the family activities organized around these two weekends. Dates for 2014-2015 Family Weekend:

Fall Family Weekend/Dad’s Day: Sept. 12-13, 2014 Spring Family Weekend/Mom’s Day: TBD in early to mid-April 2015 Homecoming: Oct. 19-25, 2014 Oklahoma State University’s Homecoming celebration lasts a week and marks the return of the OSU family to Stillwater for traditional events and fun. Students and the entire campus work together to produce an amazing week punctuated with Walkaround on Friday evening followed by the homecoming football game on Saturday. The OSU Alumni Association, along with the Homecoming Executive Committee, invites you to join us for the 2014 edition of “America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration.” OSU will be hosting West Virginia University for the annual homecoming football game.

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Choosing to attend college is a big decision, one that some students don’t always make for themselves. For many, attending college is the next logical step. For others, the decision is lifechanging, especially if the student is a first-generation college student. Still others may be entering or returning to college later because they went a different direction following high school and are now making the choice to complete their degrees while managing family, work or other obligations. The bottom line is that there is no “typical” college student, and no matter what their background, there will be transitions ahead.

Supporting Your Student Through THE TRANSITION

March

Spring break, making choices for the next school year such as deciding to keep current majors or consider new ones, midterms, summer employment or trying to gain an internship may mean stress. April

As spring weather returns, the end of the semester is coming fast. Questions of “Am I in the right place? Am I heading in the right direction?” become apparent. May

Final exams, last-minute summer planning, choosing to stay or go home, feeling upset about leaving friends, overwhelmed that the first year at OSU is over, wondering if they accomplished what was attempted, as well as family and/or work activities throughout the summer can all cause questions. Some common concerns for all incoming students include:

Transitions are not limited to the first few weeks of attending a university. While no list is all-inclusive, the following are a few areas you may want to consider when talking with your student throughout the year.

• Separation issues.

August

• Degree choice.

Freshmen generally experience an overall excitement, along with feelings of being homesick, initial roommate worries, abuse of freedom, multiple calls or visits home and other changes. Transfer students will be adjusting to a new academic system and may also be facing their first time away from home.

• Career questions.

September

The first set of tests generally comes in the fourth or fifth week of each semester. Other concerns can be possible roommate challenges, finding ways to get involved with student groups and initiate friendships. October

Six-week grades for freshman- and sophomore-level courses are posted. Some may experience the results of personal decision-making related to time spent on schoolwork vs. time spent with friends. There may be issues with fitting in and establishing an identity.

• Independence.

• Study skills. • Time management. • Being accepted. • Understanding the OSU system. • Staying healthy. We believe the best way you can help your students is to: • Listen to their fears. • Help them take initiative.

November

• Know campus resources.

Fall illnesses, tests and papers due, enrollment for the next semester, apprehension and excitement about going home for Thanksgiving (What type of questions will be asked? Will the family be proud? Am I heading in the right direction?) and family Thanksgiving traditions can all cause anxiety.

• Send notes/care packages.

December

Finals week, last projects, money issues, as well as continued mixed feelings about going home for winter break and family traditions for the holidays might be of concern.

• Avoid “taking care of everything.” • Stay open and positive. • Encourage them to connect with an upperclassman, staff member, faculty member or other mentor.

January

It’s a new semester, and decisions and adjustments regarding fall semester performance will need to be made. February

Some students may be upset about Valentine’s Day, some miss home again, some are relieved to be back at school, and some just want winter to end. Initial decisions about a living situation for next year may arise.

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Differences Between High School and College For most students, the idea that college will be different from high school doesn’t sink in until they’ve been on campus for a while and experienced the differences themselves. What may seem like obvious differences to you may take a while for your student to realize. In high school: • Attendance is required. • Teachers keep close tabs on individual student performance on everything from homework to test scores. • Studying may be light — an hour or two a night. • Students’ lives are filled with highly structured activities. • Teachers provide grade and deadline reminders. • Class expectations are discussed in detail and revisited. • The school is open and staffed during set times. • Parents are often the check and balance, reminding students to study or encouraging behavioral adjustments. In college: • Professors may not require attendance as part of the grading scale.

Differences Between Community College and a Comprehensive University The transitional issues of a transfer student depend heavily on the previous environment. Most transfer students enter OSU with anywhere from a semester of credit to two or more years experience at previous institutions. Often, transfer students have been living at home to save money and have had the support of family and many high school friends, all nearby. If this describes your student, their transition to OSU will most likely be similar to that of an incoming freshman, minus the basic concerns about what college courses are like. At a two-year school: • Living close to family and friends often provides built-in support. • Attendance may have been required. • Community or junior college courses are all lower level (freshman and sophomore). • Smaller campuses have fewer buildings. • Fewer nonacademic involvement opportunities are available. Attending a comprehensive university: • May be farther from home and existing support network.

• Instructors expect students to accept responsibility and produce more independent work.

• Course work builds on foundational classes from the lower division.

• Studying is key — two hours for every hour in class.

• May be a larger campus than previously attended, with resources spread across buildings.

• Involvement opportunities can be overwhelming. • Students keep up with their own grades, as professors see grade monitoring as the student’s responsibility. • The course syllabus is a contractual agreement. • Instructors post specific office hours and expect students to adjust to them. • Student-initiated actions regarding schoolwork assistance are expected.

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• Students may be expected to do more work on their own. • Campus involvement opportunities are everywhere, and over-involvement may become an issue. Close attention to time management is needed. • If the student is transferring from freshman/sophomore level courses into junior/senior level courses, the academic expectations shift greatly.


Advice for Common Concerns Personal Issues

Area of concern Your daughter lives in a suite and says her roommate is driving her crazy with late night phone calls, friends who are over all the time, messy habits and a lack of respect for her things. She thought being in the suites would bring more quiet time than this, so now she wants a private room or apartment instead. She wants you to talk with Residential Life to request a switch. Considerations Has your student ever shared a room before? Did she and her roommate talk about basic expectations and “rules of the room” before school began? Does the roommate know the things she is doing are bothering your daughter? Have they asked for help from their resident adviser (RA)? One of the most interesting nonacademic sides of the college transition comes in the form of another student in your child’s living space. Some students fail to realize academics are only part of the college equation. The bigger part is taking responsibility and learning to face new challenges. It’s important that roommates communicate to attempt solutions before giving up or deciding the problems are too difficult to overcome without drastic measures. Encourage your student to talk to her RA for guidance. The best thing is to discuss communication and problem-solving techniques while encouraging your child to initiate the request for outside assistance. Who can help? • Your student’s resident adviser (RA) • Residential Life: 405-744-5592 Student/Professor Issues

Area of concern Your son makes a D on the first test and says it’s OK because this is only the first test and there are lots of other grades that will fix it. In a later conversation, you learn your son isn’t really keeping up with daily assignments and thinks the professor is unfair because he calls on him in class and states it’s clear he needs to keep up with homework better. He says he is working on it and will do better on the next test. Considerations Does your son have a history of good study habits? Does he understand that the skills needed to study in a four-year university may be different from what he is used to at a smaller school or high school? Does he know that he can talk to the professor if he is really trying and needs help? Is he afraid to talk to his professor? You can help him with a few conversation starters for an initial meeting with his professor. Suggest he make an appointment to discuss how he is approaching the course and studying. During the appointment, it may help to have the exam in hand to look at specific types of questions. He could ask the professor to suggest effective ways to study specific material. It helps to have conversations about time management and study habits now, before classes begin. Encourage class attendance every day, even if the professor doesn’t take roll. Prepare your student for the hard work ahead and remind him that college is a serious commitment to the future that requires his full attention. Who can help? • Academic advisers • Professors — Students will have contact information on the course syllabus as well as through the online directory at directory.okstate.edu. • LASSO Tutoring — 405-744-3309 (or other tutoring offices directly related to the course)

Discouragement Issues

Area of concern The first time your son comes home, he seems a little withdrawn, surprising you because every conversation while he’s been at school has been OK. You chalk it up to getting a handle on his new life. On Sunday, before he leaves for school, he finally tells you that he hasn’t felt well, his classes are difficult and he just isn’t sure that college is for him. He’s unhappy with his major choice, doesn’t feel as though he’s connecting with new friends and isn’t enjoying college life in general. Considerations What kind of expectations did your student have about college? Was this more difficult than he expected? Did he know his own personal reasons for attending? Does he have an idea of what he wants to do following college, or does he even see the need for college in his future plans? Is his health OK? If he has ever seen a counselor for related issues, this might be a good time to revisit that relationship in the college setting. Sometimes having a third party to talk with is just what a student needs to discover a more objective approach to a given situation. OSU counselors are skilled at recognizing transitional issues and helping students address them at the appropriate levels, often using campus resources geared specifically for college-based situations. Not only is your student transitioning to college, but he’s also transitioning to adulthood. The pressure grows on him to know what he wants. Make sure he knows you’re available to talk and that you understand this is a big step for anyone. Also encourage him to seek help from his academic adviser or other campus resources like those listed below. Who can help? • Academic advisers • University Counseling, 405-744-5458 • OSU Career Services, 405-744-5253 • University Health Services, 405-744-7665 Money Issues

Area of Concern Your son asks you to send more money because he has exceeded the limit on his bursar account and his meal plan is maxed out. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and you can’t understand why he is out of money. Considerations What kind of expectations have you discussed regarding spending? Is his meal plan enough? Does he realize how much he is really spending? Has he ever had a charge card? Is he letting others eat on his meal plan? Before your student arrives for school, determine who pays for the various expenses ahead. Parking tickets? Dinners out? Clothing? What budget is your student expected to follow? How does he monitor his spending for fun things? Does he need to look into a job to cover his spending habits? Has there been a recent family crisis that caused a tightening of the budget? OSU extends charging privileges to students for campus-based services. Bursar accounts must remain current or charging privileges will be revoked. This will not affect meal plans with balances remaining. However, additional money cannot be added if the account is not current. Enrollment holds may also be applied if the student’s bursar account is past due. Who can help? • OSU Office of the Bursar — 405-744-5993 • Bursar Debt Counseling — 405-744-8442 • Scholarships and Financial Aid — 405-744-6604 • University Counseling — 405-744-5458 • OSU Career Services — 405-744-5253

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University Counseling Services 320 Student Union 405-744-5458 ucs.okstate.edu University Counseling Services is composed of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center, Reboot Center, Student Conduct Education & Administration, Student Counseling Center and Student Disability Services. University Counseling Services supports the OSU mission through efforts to assist students in improving their quality of life so that personal and intellectual growth can be fostered.

Student Counseling Center 320 Student Union 405-744-5472 405-744-6523 (after hours emergencies) ucs.okstate.edu/counseling Students are often in the midst of several transitions that can be stressful and overwhelming. It isn’t necessary to try to handle these stresses alone. Our highly trained staff consists of licensed and license-eligible professional counselors, psychologists, psychiatric staff and graduate-level counseling interns. Students have a safe, nonjudgmental, private environment where they may speak openly to address their needs during counseling sessions. The Student Counseling Center assists students with a range of issues including: • Academic concerns. • Anger. • Anxiety. • Communication skills. • Depression. • Eating/weight issues. • Family concerns. • Grief. • Homesickness. • Motivation/procrastination. • Medication management. • Psychiatry. • Relationship/roommate issues. • Self-esteem. • Sexual orientation. • Stresses.

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The Student Counseling Center is a safe zone to address all concerns. If a student requires a higher level of care than we can provide, we will work with them to find alternate resources for care. The Student Counseling Center resources include individual, couple and group counseling, crisis intervention and psychiatric services as well as free and anonymous online screenings. Students are eligible for up to 12 counseling sessions per year, and the first five sessions are free. After that, there is a $10 charge for individual sessions and a $15 charge for couple counseling sessions. Group counseling sessions are free, and psychiatric services have additional fees. Fee waivers and fee reductions are available for those who qualify. Services are confidential with some exceptions. An after-hours counselor is available for emergencies through the OSU Police Department at 405-744-6523.

Reboot Center 320W Student Union 405-744-6434 ucs.okstate.edu/reboot The Reboot Center offers the latest in stress management technology to help students improve health, well-being and performance. Reboot has software platforms with a variety of visualizations, games and workshops to strengthen stress management skills. As students use programs at the Reboot Center, a sensor provides feedback about physiological levels of stress and relaxation. With practice, students learn to be more confident, calm and relaxed in stressful situations. No appointment is needed, it’s free and there is no limit on number of visits. Reboot is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.


Alcohol & Substance Abuse Center 320 Student Union 405-744-2818 ucs.okstate.edu/asac The consequences of substance use, abuse and addiction affect every college campus in America, including Oklahoma State University. The transition from high school to college poses unique risks for students to develop dangerous patterns of substance use. Students with alcohol/drug problems face a greater risk of dropping out due to personal, financial, family and legal problems. The Alcohol & Substance Abuse staff provide a variety of professional services, including: • Alcohol and drug substance abuse courses/DUI assessments and classes.

Student Conduct Education & Administration 328 Student Union 405-744-5470 studentconduct.okstate.edu Student Conduct Education and Administration staff meet with students to assess situations of possible nonacademic misconduct as described in the Student Code of Conduct. SCEA offers education, challenges and support to students who may be struggling with behavioral issues and enforces OSU’s community standards. Code of Conduct

• Free aftercare for students who have been through inpatient/residential treatment.

When students enroll at Oklahoma State University, they voluntarily accept terms of performance and behavior that are consistent with the university’s mission, processes and functions, and accept responsibility for compliance with all university policies and contracts, including the Student Code of Conduct. In general, these obligations are considered much higher than the obligations imposed by civil and criminal law. Each student is responsible for reading the Student Code of Conduct and must agree to abide by it in order to enroll. The Code of Conduct is available online at studentconduct.okstate.edu/code and in print from the Office of Student Conduct Education and Administration.

• Individual and group substance abuse counseling.

Cowboy Community Standards

• Treatment referrals.

OSU students should follow these behavioral guidelines:

The center has three dually licensed substance abuse/ mental health counselors and a graduate-level counselor in training. Services are provided in a professional, caring and confidential environment. An after-hours drug/ alcohol counselor is available for emergencies through the OSU Police Department at 405-744-6523.

• Citizenship: Be civically responsible and engaged to improve our campus and community.

• Alcohol and drug assessments. • Alcohol and drug education outreach presentations. • Consultations with concerned faculty, staff, students or parents. • Couples and family outreach.

Student Disability Services 315 Student Union 405-744-7116 (Voice/TTY) 405-571-9860 (Videophone) sds.okstate.edu Student Disability Services provides academic support services to students with documented disabilities. Our goal is to provide assistance that will allow equal opportunity and equal access education for each student. SDS is committed to establishing a community that ensures full participation for students. Academic support services include specialized testing, classroom accommodations, accessible textbooks, access to/assistance with assistive technology and other services as necessary. Students may request services by contacting SDS and providing appropriate disability documentation.

• Academics: Respect Oklahoma State University’s commitment to academic integrity and uphold the values of honesty and responsibility that preserve our academic community. • Responsibility: Accept responsibility for your learning, personal behavior and future success, appropriately challenging others to do the same. • Diversity: Behave in a manner that recognizes and respects individual differences, supporting both pluralism and inclusiveness. •

Safety: Do no harm and help maintain the safety and welfare of the campus community by immediately reporting unusual or dangerous behavior. To seek help with student behavioral issues and report concerning student behavior or violations of the Student Code of Conduct, contact the Student Conduct office.

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Academic Success and Information Access

Dear Family Members, Congratulations on your student’s academic success leading to Oklahoma State University admission. Not only am I an administrator who oversees our undergraduate programs, but I am also an OSU alumna, faculty member and, most importantly, parent of an OSU graduate and a current OSU undergraduate. I have experienced my children’s transitions from high school to OSU — including all of the excitement and the anxiety — and can assure you that you and your student have made a wise choice. Please know that we value your student’s experience at OSU and strive to provide the best possible preparation for his or her chosen career path.

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We hope this parent handbook is a useful resource for you. I especially encourage you and your student to keep in mind the services listed in this book that can help support your student’s academic success. Please don’t hesitate to contact my office or me with any questions regarding academic programs at OSU. Best wishes for an outstanding collegiate experience for your student. Sincerely, Dr. Pamela Fry Interim Provost and Senior Vice President


Undergraduate Degree Majors, Options and Minors It’s important to note that your student’s major doesn’t necessarily determine his or her career path. There are many courses of study that may lead to opportunities in fields that often seem unrelated. OSU’s offering of official majors and degree options can be found on the following pages. Your student should fully consider their strengths, weaknesses, passions and interests before deciding on a plan of study. Not all students begin work in their declared majors during their freshman year due to prerequisite or credit hour requirements. For many, this exploration leads to changes in academic plans including double majors, minors, other degree combinations, internships, experiences and/or campus involvement opportunities. Listed below are majors and options offered at OSU for the 2014-2015 academic year. College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Agribusiness (AGBU) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Crop and Soil Sciences (CASS) • Farm and Ranch Management (FARM) • Finance (FIN) • International (INTL) • Management (MGMT) • Marketing (MKTG) • Pre-Law (PLAW) • Pre-Veterinary Business Management (PVBM) Agricultural Communications (AGCM) • Agribusiness Double Major (AGBU) • Animal Science Double Major (ANSI) Agricultural Economics (AGEC) • Accounting Double Major (ACCT) Agricultural Education (AGED) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Horticulture Double Major (HORT) • Teaching (TCHG)

Agricultural Leadership (AGLE) • Extension Education (EXTE) • General (GEN) • International Studies (INTS)

Entomology (ENTO) • Bioforensics, Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical Sciences (BPPS) • Insect Biology and Ecology (IBAE)

Animal Science (ANSI) • Agricultural Communications Double Major (AGCM) • Agricultural Education Double Major (AGED) • Animal Biotechnology (ABIO) • Business (BUS) • International (INTL) • Livestock Merchandising (LSMR) • Pre-Veterinary Animal Science (PVAS) • Production (PROD) • Ranch Operations (RNCH)

Environmental Science (ENVR) • Environmental Policy (ENVP) • Natural Resources (NATR) • Water Resources (WATR) Food Science (FDSC) • Industry (IND) • Meat Science (MTS) • Science (SCI)

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIMB) • Pre-Medical or Pre-Veterinary Science (PMPV)

Landscape Architecture (LA)

Horticulture (HORT) • Horticultural Business (HRTB) • Horticultural Science (HRTS) • Public Horticulture (PHRT) • Turf Management (TURF) Landscape Management (LM)

Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) • Fire Ecology and Management (FEAM) • Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology (FAEC) • Forest Ecology and Management (FOEM) • Natural History and Conservation (NHC) • Rangeland Ecology and Management (REM) • Wildlife Biology and Pre-Veterinary Science (WBPV) • Wildlife Ecology and Management (WLEM) Plant and Soil Sciences (PASS) • Agronomic Business (AGBU) • Crop Production and Management (CPM) • Plant Biotechnology and Improvement (PBI) • Soil and Water Resources (SAWR) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

College of Arts & Sciences American Studies (AMSD) Art (ART) • Art History (ARTH) • Graphic Design (GRPH) • Studio (STU) • Studio Art (STDA)

Economics (ECON) • General (GEN) • International Economic Relations (IECR)

Biochemistry (BIOC)

English (ENGL) • Creative Writing (CRWR) • Professional Writing (PRWR) • Screen Studies (SCST)

Biological Science (BIOL) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Geography (GEOG)

French (FREN)

Botany (BOT) Chemistry (CHEM) • ACS Approved (ACS) • Departmental Degree (DEPT) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Geology (GEOL) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) Computer Science (CS)

Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology (MCMB) • Biomedical Science (BMED) • Clinical Laboratory Science (CLSC) • Microbial Ecology/Environmental (MCEE) • Microbial Pathogenesis (MCPG) • Molecular Genetics (MLGN) Multimedia Journalism (MMJ) Music (MUSC) • Elective Studies in Business (ESBU) • Performance (PERF)

German (GRMN)

Music Education (MSED) • Instrumental/Vocal Certification (IVCT)

History (HIST)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Liberal Studies (LBST)

Physics (PHYS) • Applied Physics (APPH) • General (GEN) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Mathematics (MATH) • Secondary Teacher Certification (SCED)

Physiology (PHSL) Political Science (POLS) Psychology (PSYC) Russian Language and Literature (RUSS) Sociology (SOC) • Anthropology (ANTH) • Applied Sociology (APSO) Spanish (SPAN) Sports Media (SPM) Statistics (STAT) Strategic Communication (SC) Theatre (TH) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI) Zoology (ZOOL)

College of EDUCATION Aerospace Administration and Operations (AADO) • Aerospace Logistics (ARLG) • Aerospace Security (ARSC) • Aviation Management (AVMG) • Professional Pilot (PRPL) • Technical Service Management (TSM)

Career and Technical Education (CTED) • Business and Information Technology Education (BIFT) • Certification (CERT) • Health Occupations Education (HOCE) • Marketing Education (MKED) • Non-Certification (NON) • Technology Education (TEED) Education (EDUC) • Non-Certification (NCRT)

Elementary Education (ELEM) Health Education and Promotion (HERP) • Community Health Education (CMHE) • Exercise and Health (EAHL) Physical Education (PHED) • Teacher Education (TCHE)

Secondary Education (SCED) • English (ENGL) • Foreign Language (LANG) • Social Studies (SSTD) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation (RMTR) • Recreation Management (RM) • Therapeutic Recreation (TR)

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College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Aerospace Engineering (AERS) Architectural Engineering (ARCE) • Structures (STR) Architecture (ARCH) Biosystems Engineering (BAE) • Biomechanical (BIOM) • Bioprocessing and Food Processing (BPFP) • Environmental and Natural Resources (ENTR)

Chemical Engineering (CHEN) • Biomedical/Biochemical (BIOM) • Environmental (ENVR) • Pre-Medical (PMED)

Electrical Engineering Technology (EETE) • Computer (COMP)

Civil Engineering (CIVE) • Environmental (ENVR)

Fire Protection and Safety Technology (FPST)

Computer Engineering (CPE)

Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)

Construction Management Technology (CMT) • Building (BLDG) • Heavy (HVY)

Electrical Engineering (ELEN)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) • Pre-Medical (PMED)

College of Human Sciences Design, Housing and Merchandising (DHM) • Apparel Design and Production (ADP) • Interior Design (ID) • Merchandising (MERC) Hotel & Restaurant Administration (HRAD)

Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) • Child and Family Services (CHFS) • Early Childhood Education (ECE) • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS)

Nutritional Sciences (NSCI) • Allied Health (ALHT) • Community Nutrition (CONU) • Dietetics (DIET) • Human Nutrition/Pre-Medical Sciences (HNPS)

University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)

Management (MGMT) • Business Sustainability (BUSS) • Human Resource Management (HRM) • Sports Management (SPMG)

Marketing (MKTG)

Spears School of Business Accounting (ACCT) Economics (ECON) • Business Economics and Quantitative Studies (BEQS) • Pre-Law (PLAW) Entrepreneurship (EEE)

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Finance (FIN) • Commercial Bank Management (CBM) • General (GEN) General Business (GNBU) • Pre-Law (PLAW) International Business (INBU)

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Management Information Systems (MIS) • Information Assurance (IA) • Management Science and Computer Systems (MSCS)

University Studies (UNST) • Multidisciplinary Studies (MLTI)


Minors and Abbreviations College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Entomology ENTO

Forestry FOR Horticulture HORT

Rangeland Ecology and Management REM

Agronomy AGRN

Environmental Economics, Politics and Policy EEPP

Leadership Education LDED

Soil Science SLSI

Animal Science ANSI

Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology FAEC Food Science FDSC

Natural Resource Ecology and Management NREM

Wildlife Ecology WLEC

Biochemistry BIOC

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness AEAB

Pest Management PEST

College of Arts & Sciences Aerospace AERO

Central Asian Studies CAST

Gender and Women’s Studies GWST

Physics PHYS

African Studies AFAM

Chemistry CHEM

Geography GEOG

American Indian Studies AMIS

Classical Studies CLST

Geology GEOL

Political Information and Security Analysis PISA

American Studies AMSD

Cognitive Science CSCI

Hispanic and Latin American Studies HLAS

Political Science POLS

Ancient and Medieval Studies AAMS

Computer Science CS

History HIST

Psychology PSYC

Anthropology ANTH

Economics ECAS

International Studies INTS

Religious Studies REL

Applied Politics PSAP

Emergency Management EM

Legal Studies LEGL

Russian and East European Studies REES

Art History ARTH

English ENGL

Mathematics MATH

Sociology SOC

Asian Studies ASTD

Microbiology MICR

Statistics STAT

Biochemistry BIOC

Environmental Economics, Politics and Policy EEPP

Middle East Studies MES

Studio Art STDA

Biological Science BIOL

European Studies EUST

Military Science MLSC

Theatre TH

Botany BOT

Foreign Language FREN/GRMN/JPN/ SPAN/RUSS/GREK/LATN

Music MUSC

Zoology ZOOL

Aerospace Administration & Operations Aerospace Security AAAS

Aerospace Administration & Operations Professional Pilot AAPP

Creativity Studies CRST

Leadership LDRS

Educational Psychology EPSY

Aerospace Administration & Operations Aviation Management AAAM

Coaching Science COAS

Health Education and Promotion HEPR

Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation RMTR

Philosophy PHIL

College of Education

College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology Architectural Studies: History and Theory ASHT

Homeland Security Science and Technology HSST

Fire Protection Systems FPS

Nuclear Engineering NENG

Petroleum Engineering PETE Safety and Exposure Sciences SAES

College of Human Sciences Apparel Design and Production ADP

Gerontology GERO

Merchandising MERC

Child Development CHDV

Human Services HSVC

Nutritional Sciences NSCI

Spears School of Business Accounting ACCT

Entrepreneurship EEE

Information Assurance IA

Business Sustainability BUSS

Finance FIN

International Business INBU

Management Science and Computer Systems MSCS

Creativity Studies CRST

General Business Administration GNBU

Management MGMT

Marketing MKTG

Economics ECBU

Human Resource Management HRM

Management Information Systems MIS

Sports Management SPMG

College Abbreviations AG

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

BU

Spears School of Business

ED

College of Education

AS

College of Arts and Sciences

EN

College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

GU

Learning and Student Success Opportunities Center

GR

Graduate College

HS

College of Human Sciences

VM Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

DEGREe Abbreviations BA

Bachelor of Arts

BAR Bachelor of Architecture BEN Bachelor of Engineering BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts BLA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture BM Bachelor of Music BS

Bachelor of Science

BSAE Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

BSCH Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

BSET Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

BSAG Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

BSCV Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

BSHS Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

BSBA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

BSCP Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

BSIE Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management

BSBE Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering

BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

BSME Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering BUS Bachelor of University Studies

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Academic Colleges and Advising OSU students choose an academic home for their studies in one of six undergraduate academic colleges or in the Learning and Student Success Opportunity Center for those who have a broad variety of interests crossing multiple college lines. If your student is unsure about areas of study, he or she should begin in the academic advising area that fits most of his or her desired subject areas. In choosing an academic college home, students should consider all the degree areas in which they’re interested and speak with academic advisers to determine which choices would entail the least flexible programs of study in terms of required course work and sequencing, which ones they really believe fit best, and which ones are most closely related. If students can identify all possible areas of interest early, academic advisers can assist in making course choices that cover multiple degree areas while giving students time to research, take a few introductory courses and consider their options thoughtfully. Each academic advising office within an academic college structures its advising systems based on an office philosophy and understanding of each student’s needs. In most colleges, freshmen and undeclared students are advised through the office of student academic services, while new transfer students and some declared majors may be advised by professional advisers or faculty members in their major department. Each college has a general office of student academic services to represent the dean in matters concerning undergraduate students. Students should contact their specific Office of Student Academic Services when questions arise regarding advising, academic programs, requirements and academic support services. Students who may be near deadline days and cannot connect with their assigned adviser should contact their college student academic services office for assistance or further information. In addition to academic advisers, OSU Career Services consultants are available for more in-depth career and major counseling. Undergraduate students may choose from the following six academic colleges and one universitywide advising center for their academic home. College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (CASNR)

103 Agriculture Hall 405-744-9464 casnr.okstate.edu CASNR offers 16 majors leading to careers in science, business, education, technology, engineering, natural resources or communications. College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-5658 cas.okstate.edu CAS provides degree opportunities in artistic, scientific or applied disciplines. With 24 departments, 35 majors and many more degree options, Arts & Sciences offers a diverse range of choices.

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College of Education (COE)

106 Willard 405-744-6350 education.okstate.edu COE offers degree areas in teaching, aviation, health and recreation management. COE prepares and develops professionals who focus their careers on helping industries as well as in applied fields. College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT)

101 Engineering North 405-744-5276 www.ceat.okstate.edu CEAT includes majors in aerospace engineering, architecture, chemical engineering, and fire protection and technology among others. CEAT emphasizes programs contributing to technological and leadership development. College of Human Sciences (COHS)

101 Human Sciences 405-744-5053 humansciences.okstate.edu COHS develops programs in design, housing and merchandising, human development and family science, hotel and restaurant administration, and nutritional sciences. Spears School of Business (SSB)

103 Business Building 405-744-2772 spears.okstate.edu SSB offers 10 degree areas, with 11 additional options within those areas. All business majors complete a structured core of business classes before focusing on chosen degree areas. Learning and Student Success OpportunitY (LASSO) Center

214 Student Union 405-744-5333 lasso.okstate.edu LASSO serves students who are undecided regarding their academic college choice, or who would like to have a more prescriptive advising environment, including extra tutoring and counseling in their first year.


Additional Academic Advising Offices The Honors College

101 Old Central 405-744-6799 okstate.edu/honors The Honors College provides supplemental opportunities for students to study, conduct research and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. General education courses, honors seminars and independent study are available as honors courses. Students visit with an honors adviser after meeting with their college academic adviser in order to build honors courses into their academic plans. Pre-Law Advising

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-5658 prelaw.okstate.edu Pre-law students are advised in the academic college housing their chosen four-year degree goal. In addition, students interested in pursuing a law career receive additional academic planning assistance, LSAT preparation, application assistance and connections to pre-law organizations through the College of Arts and Sciences’ pre-law adviser. Pre-Health Advising

213 Life Sciences East 405-744-9965 prehealth.okstate.edu Pre-health students are advised in the academic college housing their chosen four-year degree goal. In addition, these students receive additional academic planning assistance, as well as connections to pre-health and pre-medical clubs/organizations through the Health Professions Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Advising Relationships Students are required to meet with their academic advisers at least once per semester to discuss course enrollment, as well as academic and career planning. Students who meet with their advisers more than once a semester are better prepared for the academic decision-making process ahead. Advisers who have the opportunity to get to know their students beyond academic advisement are better prepared to suggest degree combinations and additional experiences that will help the student develop a combined academic and career plan to spur them toward their further educational or career goals. For transfer students entering OSU in the middle of their bachelor degree pursuit, the adviser relationship provides a faster connection to the university. Academic advisers will suggest ways to get involved, assist in finding the most appropriate experiential opportunities outside the classroom and serve as a mentor during the transition to OSU. A meaningful relationship between a student and his/her academic adviser will ensure the maximization of potential while attending OSU. Students should keep the following in mind when establishing a foundation for a strong adviser-advisee relationship. Students can expect their academic adviser to: •

Be available each semester. One appointment will be used to discuss upcoming course work and enrollment. Advisers encourage multiple visits each semester to discuss whatever issues the student would like to know more about.

• Assist in educational planning, including the clarification of career and educational goals, curriculum planning and course selection. • Be aware of and make appropriate referrals to campus support services. • Provide information about possible majors and career exploration. • Help prepare degree plans. • Be knowledgeable about career opportunities and make referrals to Career Services when necessary. Advisers will expect students to: • Make and keep advising appointments (at least one per semester). • Consider personal, educational and career goals. • Understand their chosen degree programs and take responsibility for course planning. • Maintain communication throughout the semester. • Notify them whenever a serious issue (medical, financial, personal) interferes with the ability to fulfill course requirements (attendance, course work, etc.). • Ask questions when needed.

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Academic Assistance Centers While campuswide tutoring is available through the Learning and Student Success Opportunity Center for any subject area, academic centers in specific departments provide additional options for tutoring, mentoring and department-specific assistance. Biological Sciences Learning Resources Center

303 Life Sciences West 405-744-6243 biol1114.okstate.edu/zoo_lrc

Learning and Student Success Opportunity (LASSO) Tutoring Center

021 Classroom Building 405-744-3309 lasso.okstate.edu/tutoring The LASSO Center offers free one-on-one tutoring and success coaches to any student needing assistance. Students should contact the LASSO Center to arrange for personal tutoring or to request a success coach for other academic and life skill assistance.

The Learning Resources Center is for students enrolled in biological and zoological sciences. Students may use computer tutorials, review sample tests and papers, examine experiments or meet with a teaching assistant or study group.

Writing Center

Foreign Language Lab Center

The Writing Center services include one-on-one 50-minute tutorials, a writer’s hotline available for brief answers to writing-related questions, writing handbooks, tip sheets, Solutions OnLine and up-to-date computer systems for assisting in improving writing skills.

205, 206 & 207 Gundersen Hall 405-744-5826 fllcourses.okstate.edu/language-lab The Foreign Language Lab Center houses three independent labs with different capabilities. The center also has materials including DVDs available for checkout.

440 Student Union 405-744-6671 osuwritingcenter.okstate.edu

Mathematics Learning Success Center

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Edmon Low Library 5th Floor 405-744-5818 www.math.okstate.edu/mlsc

240 Student Union 405-744-5481 oma.okstate.edu

The Mathematics Learning Success Center is open to students on a drop-in basis and offers individual tutoring, recorded math lectures, computerassisted software and slide/tape sequences.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is a place for students of different cultures, backgrounds and experiences to come together in an effort to learn more about each other and about themselves. OMA takes a holistic approach to empower Oklahoma State University students to think and act in ways that will embrace and promote a more inclusive world. We aim to assist students in achieving academic excellence, developing their personal and professional character and engaging in the campus and greater community. OMA is the home to several of Oklahoma State’s cultural affinity groups, including: • African-American Student Association. • Asian-American Student Association. • Hispanic Students Association. • Minority Women’s Association. • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. • National Organization for Women. • Native American Student Association. • Sexual Orientation Diversity Association. • Vietnamese American Student Association. • Women’s Programs. • Women’s Resource Center Student Alliance.

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FALL 2014

registrar.okstate.edu

New student move-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 12 Welcome Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 13-20 Final enrollment date (late fee assessed after this date) . . . . . . Aug. 15 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 18 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . Aug. 25 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 29 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sept. 1 Students’ fall break (no classes, OSU open) . . . . . . . . . . . Oct. 24 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 7 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 21 Students' Thanksgiving break begins (no classes) . . . . . . . . Nov. 26 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov. 27-28 Pre-Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 1-5 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 5 Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 8-12 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Please note this calendar is tentative and should be used for basic planning. For an official calendar, check the registrar’s website at the beginning of each semester. SUMMER 2014 SESSION 1 — SECTION NUMBERS 211 — MAY 19-JUNE 6 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 19 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . May 19 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . May 20 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 26 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 4 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 6 SESSION 2 — SECTION NUMBERS 001 — JUNE 9-AUG. 1 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . June 11 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . June 13 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 18 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 1 SESSION 3 — SECTION NUMBERS 231 — JUNE 9-JULY 3 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 9 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . June 10 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . June 11 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 27 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 2 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 3 SESSION 4 — SECTION NUMBERS 241 — JULY 7-AUG. 1 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 7 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . July 8 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . July 9 W drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 25 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 30 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 1

SPRING 2015 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 12 University holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 19 100% refund, nonrestrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . Jan. 20 50% refund, restrictive drop/add deadline . . . . . . . . . . . Jan. 23 Students’ spring break (no classes, OSU open) . . . . . . . March 16-20 W Drop/withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10 W/F withdraw deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24 Pre-Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 27-May 1 Class work ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1 Finals Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 4-8 SUMMER 2015 (tentative) SESSION 1 - SECTION NUMBERS 211 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 18 SESSION 2 - SECTION NUMBERS 001 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 SESSION 3 - SECTION NUMBERS 231 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 8 SESSION 4 - SECTION NUMBERS 241 Class work begins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 6

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Office of the Registrar 324 Student Union 405-744-6876 (phone) 405-744-8426 (fax) registrar@okstate.edu registrar.okstate.edu Staffers in the Office of the Registrar assist students with enrollment, withdrawing, degree or enrollment verification, updating personal information in the Student Information System, fulfilling transcript requests, graduation and other services. Faculty and staff rely on the Office of the Registrar for classroom scheduling, class roll coordination, grade submission, enrollment reports and registration process assistance. Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements

University academic regulations regarding academic standing, student status, degree requirements, grades, credit hours and graduation requirements are included in the University Catalog overseen by the Office of the Registrar. The catalog, which also includes course descriptions and individual college/ department information, may be accessed through the Office of the Registrar’s website. Additionally, the Office of the Registrar maintains all degree program requirement sheets for majors and minors offered by OSU. Degree sheets may be accessed individually by major at registrar.okstate.edu. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) protects the privacy of student educational records. The law applies to all schools that receive U.S. Department of Education funding. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their student’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. The quickest, easiest way for parents to receive information about their student’s grades, financial statements or other student information is for the student to provide it. Students can look up information online and provide a copy to their parents. Student records are available at Student Self-Services at prodosu.okstate.edu. Students may also set up a guest login to the Office of the Bursar’s website for parents to access billing information at bursar.okstate.edu. If a parent is unable to obtain academic information directly from the student or has a reason to doubt the information received, direct access to educational records may be obtained if the student completes a parental access form, available in the Office of the Registrar. This form must be completed by the student in an environment that is not coercive. Parents of a dependent student may gain access to education records by producing the most current copy of Internal Revenue Form 1040 to the Office of the Registrar. If parental access has been granted, educational records may be viewed in person once an appointment has been arranged through the Office of the Registrar. We welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you if you have any questions. Extensive information regarding FERPA rules at OSU is located under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act link at registrar.okstate.edu.

Purchasing Books

Once enrolled, students may access a list of required textbooks for their courses through the online Student Self-Services system by viewing their detailed schedule and clicking the blue textbook link. Students may use this list to determine expected book costs via the University Store website, view the ISBN numbers for required books if they’d like to take extra time to research purchase options and purchase books ahead of time. Early purchase is suggested when students know their schedule will not change. Certifications

Students needing verification of their enrollment for insurance, good student discounts, loan deferments, etc., have two options. The easiest and fastest is to make their request in person at the Office of the Registrar. A photo ID is required to release this information, and most requests can be processed within a matter of minutes. Enrollment certification letters may also be requested in writing using the enrollment certification request form available on the Office of the Registrar’s website at registrar.okstate.edu/forms. Grades and Retention Standards

The quality of academic performance for OSU courses is indicated by the following letter grades: • “A” Excellent • “B” Good • “C” Average • “D” Below average • “F” Failure Additional grades such as the following may also be earned. For a complete list of grading policy and procedures, see registrar.okstate.edu. •

“F!” (F shriek) indicates the student failed due to a violation of academic integrity (see the Academic Integrity Policy). Students may remove the first “!” (though not the “F”) from their transcripts by completing an academic integrity educational program (see the Academic Integrity section on page 26).

• “I” is given when a student satisfactorily completes the majority of the course work with an average of “D” or better but has been unavoidably prevented from completing the remaining work in the course. • “P” is earned for passing work in OSU courses approved for pass/ no-pass and pass/fail grading systems. Both credit hours and grade points are ignored in calculating grade-point averages. • “NP” is earned for unsatisfactory work (including that evaluated as “D”) in courses on the pass/no-pass and pass/fail grading systems. • “S” or “U” is given for satisfactory (equivalent to a “C” or better) or unsatisfactory work in remedial courses in English, mathematics, reading and science. • “W” indicates a dropped course. • “AU” indicates the student audited the course and requested that it be recorded on his or her academic record. An “AU” isn’t a grade.

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Honor Roll

Full-time undergraduate students who complete six or more hours with a grade-point average of 4.0 and no incomplete grades are placed on the President’s Honor Roll. Students who complete six or more hours with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and no incomplete grade or grade below a “C” are placed on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Midterm Grades

Midterm grades are reported for all students enrolled in 1000 and 2000 level courses. Students may access their midterm grades via the Student Self-Services website at prodosu.okstate.edu. Final Grades

Oklahoma State University doesn’t mail final grades to students at the end of the semester. Students receive their grades electronically through Student Self-Services/Student Information System (SIS) at prodosu.okstate.edu. New freshmen will receive training using SIS through their orientation classes. Any student who has difficulty using SIS may come to the Office of the Registrar for assistance and training. Retention Standards

Academic retention policies alert students of consequences resulting from unsatisfactory academic performance. Students not maintaining satisfactory progress toward their academic objectives as indicated below will be placed on probation for one semester. Graduation/Retention

Grad/retention hours attempted 0-30 31 or more

GPA required 1.7 2.0

General Education Courses General education courses provide students with general knowledge, skills and attitudes conducive to lifelong learning in a complex society. The breadth of general education requirements stimulates intellectual curiosity, original thought and expression, the capacity for critical analysis and problem-solving, and the ability to make conscious value judgments consistent with personal needs and the public interest. General education assists graduates to function in and appreciate the human and natural environment. University Academic Regulations: 3.4 General Education Requirements

Although the university has a general education program, each college determines and publishes the general education requirements for its individual degree programs. College requirements must meet and can exceed the minimum for general education established by the university, which include: • Six semester credit hours of English composition. • Three semester credit hours of American history (HIST 1103 or equivalent). • Three semester credit hours of American government (POLS 1113). • At least six semester credit hours in each of the approved general education designated areas of analytical and quantitative thought, humanities, natural sciences and social and behavioral sciences. • At least one course designated as each of the following: international dimension, scientific investigation and diversity.

Students who fall below these standards are placed on academic probation. Students who receive a 1.7-1.99 GPA within their first 30 credit hours are put on “Academic Notice” rather than probation. Academic notice is a warning given to students and is not noted on their transcript. Academic probation is noted on a student's transcript and could lead to suspension if their GPA isn't raised.

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements are identified by code letters which designate the general education category for which the course may be used:

Transcript Requests

H — Humanities

There are several ways for students to request a copy of their official academic transcript. The easiest and fastest way to request a transcript is through SIS. Students are able to request more than one transcript at a time and designate where each one is to be sent. There is also a tracking feature to monitor when the request was processed and the transcript sent. Students may also request a transcript in person in the Office of the Registrar. A photo ID is required to view or receive such records. The final option for requesting a transcript is to make a request in writing. The transcript request form is available online at registrar.okstate.edu/TranscriptRequest.html. Transcripts cannot be requested or released to anyone other than the student without written authorization.

A — Analytical and Quantitative Thought D — Diversity

I — International Dimension L — Scientific Investigation N — Natural Sciences S — Social and Behavioral Sciences Students will work with their academic advisers to determine which general education courses are most appropriate for their major and career options. If your student has not decided on a particular major course of study, he/she should talk through all options being considered to maximize course choice in the short term to be sure long-term requirements are being met.

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Understanding the Academic Schedule

OSU provides a standard numbering system for all courses. The following course entry is for Cultural Geography: Each course begins with a 2 - 4 letter abbreviation representing the academic department through which the course is taught.

General Education designations are identified with letters following the course number in the Catalog descriptions and online.

GEOG 1113.001 (S)(I) The first digit of the The last digit of the course course number indicates number indicates credit hours – which is also level of course work. roughly the number of 1 = Freshman hours per week the course 2 = Sophomore meets. Courses ending in 3 = Junior zero have variable credit. 4 = Senior

Each time a course is taught, a section number is assigned. This number helps you locate the class, buy books and identify individual instructors.

Student Self-Service — Information System (SIS)

The online Student Information System, managed by the Office of the Registrar, is your student’s access point for managing academics, enrollment, billing and personal contact information. SIS allows for: • Acceptance of financial aid awards. • Bursar bill viewing, payments and Payment Option Plan enrollment. • Course section searches. • Dropping/adding classes. • Detailed schedule printouts. • Enrollment hold information. • Enrollment verification. • Transcript orders. • Updating personal phone number and emergency contact information.

GEOG 1113 (S) (I) – Introduction to Cultural Geography The title shows this is a freshman-level geography course that receives three credit hours and satisfies general education course work for the Social Science and International dimension. Some courses may begin with “0.” These courses help you better prepare for the required course work in your major. For example, UNIV 0123 – Intermediate Algebra, helps students who haven’t recently taken math or who haven’t been successful in past math courses gain necessary skills before moving to college algebra.

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• Viewing grades, as well as transfer credits from other institutions. Students will access the SIS system with their O-Key username and password. Students are cautioned to keep their O-Key and passwords safe to protect the privacy of their information held in campus computing systems.


Credits and Placement Transfer Credits from Other Colleges and Universities

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)

Oklahoma State University accepts academic credit from accredited colleges and universities. Credit hours are transferred to OSU based on course equivalency guides designed to assist students who have attended more than one school. If your student has completed college-level course work at another institution or plans to take classes from another school to transfer to OSU, he or she should consult an academic adviser for course equivalency guidance. Additional assistance in planning transfer credits may be found online in the Transfer Credit Guides at admissions.okstate.edu/transferguides.

Most incoming freshmen enrolling in the summer who have taken AP or IB advanced standing exams will not have all of their official scores at the time of enrollment. Academic advisers will work with students to determine appropriate course placement based on high school grades, ACT/SAT section scores and overall feeling of the student regarding performance on advanced placement tests. If schedule changes need to be made following score notification, advisers will assist students with the drop and add process.

It’s important to note that all credits earned from accredited colleges and universities will transfer to Oklahoma State University as credit. However, each individual degree program has specific requirements for graduation and if the courses taken at another accredited institution aren’t required or cannot be absorbed within a student’s chosen degree plan, they’ll be added to the total number of credits required for the chosen degree. For instance, if a student has taken an introduction to psychology course at another institution that transfers to OSU as a social science, but the student’s degree program has different social science requirements, the introduction to psychology course would count as a degree elective instead of a social science. In many cases, students may speak with advisers and departments to request substitution of degree requirements be made for special circumstances. Those requests are taken on a case-by-case basis if not previously approved. Credit by Exam

The OSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers free placement testing for students with experience studying a foreign language but are unsure of the most appropriate course level in which to begin at OSU. The tests, offered for Spanish, French and German, take approximately 60 minutes and are scored immediately. In order to earn credits, students complete course work into which they’re placed with a letter grade of “A” or “B.” Once the first course is completed successfully, up to 10 credit hours of prerequisite courses that the student skipped may be credited. This credit comes at no additional cost to the student.

When a student takes CLEP, AP or IB exams, a request to send official score reports to OSU should be made at the time of testing. If students took placement tests before knowing their college choice, OSU will not have copies of the official score report. Additional score reports may be requested as follows: CLEP Transcripts Request Service P.O. Box 6600 Princeton, NJ 08541-6600 Toll-free: 800-257-9558 or 609-771-7865 (international) 877-471-9860 (military) collegeboard.com/clep AP Program P.O. Box 6671 Princeton, NJ 08541-6671 Toll-free: 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780 (international) 610-290-8979 (fax) apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

CLEP

For students with advanced subject knowledge, institutional and national CLEP exams can save money and time. Students earning minimum scores will earn credit, but not a grade, for equivalent OSU courses. OSU doesn’t charge tuition or fees for credit earned through credit by examination. The only expense to the student is the cost of the exam. If a student wishes to earn credit through examination, he or she should plan to take the test as soon as possible, before the information from the previous courses becomes stale. To schedule an exam, contact: University Assessment and Testing 107 UAT Building 405-744-6687 uat.okstate.edu

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Academic Integrity Office of Academic Affairs

101 Whitehurst 405-744-5627 academicintegrity.okstate.edu OSU takes its Academic Integrity Policy seriously. A complete description and explanation of the policy can be found at the above website. The following comes directly from the OSU Academic Integrity Policy: All members of the Oklahoma State University community are entrusted with academic integrity, which encompasses the fundamental values of honesty, trust, respect, fairness and responsibility. Behaviors that violate the fundamental values of academic integrity may include but are not limited to: • Unauthorized collaboration. • Plagiarism. • Multiple submissions. • Cheating on examinations. • Fabricating information. • Helping another person cheat. • Unauthorized advance access to examinations. Students are expected to: • Understand and uphold the academic integrity guidelines established by the university and the instructor. • Present their own work for evaluation by their instructors. • Appropriately cite the words and ideas of others. • Protect their work from misuse.

Career Development & Planning OSU Career Services

360 Student Union 405-744-5253 careers@okstate.edu HireOSUGrads.com

Dear Parents, The Wall Street Journal listed Oklahoma State University as one of the top 45 universities in the nation in which to recruit according to a nationwide employer survey. OSU Career Services strives to prepare your student to enter the world of work as a professional, and you can help us help them. We need you to ensure that your student visits our office early in their academic career and often during their stay on campus. We have a wide variety of programs, events and services to introduce them to the professional world and employers from Oklahoma and all over the nation and world. Please check out our services at HireOSUgrads.com. We are a one-stop shop for your student's employment and career needs. Our help includes career consultation, deciding on a major, finding an on-campus or off-campus student job, exploring career-related internships or summer jobs and full-time employment after graduation. Each of the college career services offices have career consultants who meet with your student one-on-one to help them with their career needs, and the central career services office has specialized career consultants to help with special populations such as students with disabilities, international students, student-athletes and diverse student populations. We look forward to working with your students during their academic career at OSU. Go Pokes! Pam Ehlers, Ed.D. Director, OSU Career Services

• Accept responsibility for their actions. • Treat instructors and members of the Academic Integrity Panel with respect when violations of academic integrity are examined or appealed. • Trust instructors and members of the Academic Integrity Panel to enforce the academic integrity policy and procedures. Good citizenship is expected. However, if your student should make a mistake or use poor judgment, you should know that the focus of OSU’s disciplinary system is education. If a student repeatedly violates policy or moves on to more serious violations, separation from the university may result.

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Students deciding on major and career connections have additional resources available through the Career Services central office and college-based offices. Where a student’s academic adviser focuses primarily on academic planning with discussion related to careers, career services consultants assist students in developing a comprehensive career plan that complements their chosen academic program. By using both offices in tandem from the earliest possible moment, students will find focus and direction much faster, providing a foundation of academics and experiential learning. Students aren’t required to seek career counseling, but those who begin thinking about major and career connections early in their academic programs discover internship and career exploration opportunities and tend to decide on their chosen career path earlier. Those who wait are more likely to change majors multiple times and spend longer in the job search process or achieving nonacademic experiences to round out their post graduate preparation. Career Services also provides a special section of their website devoted to parents of OSU students. To learn how you can help your student better understand the opportunities ahead, visit HireOSUGrads.com/Parents for great advice you can use. The following pages outline opportunities for students through OSU Career Services.


HireOSUGrads.com Electronic job search assistance is available through the Hire System database. Students may search online job postings, post résumés and make connections with employers seeking students for on-campus, off-campus, work-study, part-time, full-time, internship and postgraduate positions. Additionally, job search tools and career assessment tools are available online to assist with career direction, résumé building, cover letter writing, interviewing and other job search needs.

OSU Career Services Central Office Resources

Career Fairs OSU holds multiple career fairs each year on campus, providing opportunities for students to meet with employers in person, network and learn about potential positions.

• Career fairs.

Job Search Tools These tools consist of portfolios, thank-you cards, résumé paper and student business cards. Mock Interview Days Students are encouraged to practice their interview techniques before starting the interview process with employers. Your students can arrange mock interviews with Career Services and receive feedback on their performances from trained professionals and actual employers who recruit on the OSU campus every year. On-Campus Interviews Employers travel to the OSU campus to interview potential candidates in the specially designed interview facilities maintained in Career Services. Students can sign in to their HIRE System account to browse for employers who will be conducting on-campus information sessions, interviews and other events. Individual Career Advice Highly trained career consultants meet with students to assist them on a one-on-one basis. Students can receive personal assistance in any of the following areas: résumés, curricula vitae, cover letters, mock interviews, interviewing tips, internship and full-time employment information, job search strategies, salary negotiations and additional information specific to their needs.

• Connections to hiring companies. • Campus events. • Career services. • Work-Study, part-time, full-time and internship job listings.

• On-campus interviews. • Résumé help. • Mock interview days. • Employer connections. College Career Services in Each Academic College • Individual career development specific to academic needs. • Major and career connections. • Résumé development. • Job search strategies. • Internship information. • Career exploration. • Job search correspondence. • Individual career advice.

Career Exploration Students are encouraged to learn more about themselves and the world of work, identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to reach their goals. Workshops and courses offered across campus are the best places to begin seeking career direction and information. Internship Information Career consultants will meet with your students to assist in finding, deciding, interviewing and preparing for internships both domestically and internationally. Job Search Strategies Students find assistance in determining the best strategies to employ for their job search. This can include job search steps, impressing recruiters, learning about job opportunities, strategies for career fairs and networking. Résumé Development Career Services staff members are available by appointment to help your student create a résumé. The conversation may include a discussion about the purpose of a résumé, how to write an objective statement, types of information that should be included and excluded, and how to describe your student’s abilities and experiences that will interest an employer.

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Career Services Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Parents Help Career Services? There are several ways parents can help Career Services:

When should my student begin to utilize the Career Services office? Career Services is available to students throughout their stay at OSU. We encourage students to use our wide range of services as part of their degree plan at OSU. Students are encouraged to use the facility to assist with parttime, work-study, internship and full-time job search needs.

Encourage your employer to recruit OSU students. We are recruiting thousands of employers to hire OSU students for jobs and internships. If you know potential employers, feel free to refer them to us. Call 1-888-OSUHIRE or visit the website at HireOSUGrads.com.

Forward employment notices and information. Career Services maintains a website where full-time, part-time, on-campus, off-campus, work-study and internship opportunities are posted for students. You can email employment vacancies to careers@okstate.edu.

What should my student do if he/she is undecided about a college major and/or career? OSU Career Services offers assessments and inventories along with follow-up services that provide important information regarding interests, strengths and weaknesses. In addition, each academic college has a Career Services office and college career consultants to meet with students and discuss careerrelated issues. The college career consultants are available to help students research potential employers, find appropriate internships, meet employers through career fairs and interview for positions with employers who visit the OSU campus. Students can visit HireOSUGrads.com for information on topics such as résumé development, links to OSU employer websites, job search methods and resources, job listings, upcoming events and much more.

• Encourage your student to get to know us and to stop by our offices to meet our staff and to learn about the services that we offer. •

Sponsor an internship. An internship is a career-related experience that provides exposure to an occupation, industry or career. It can be for pay, for credit (coordinated through an academic department) or on a volunteer basis and can be completed in the summer, fall or spring. Many students participate in internships as a part of their career development. If you can offer an internship opportunity at your place of employment, call us at 1-888-OSU-HIRE and we’ll be happy to help.

Tips to Remember

• Listen to your student. It’s very important for students to talk about themselves as they pinpoint a career that truly suits them. • Encourage your student to take advantage of our programs and services from the moment they arrive on campus. •

Be patient. Career exploration can be a long process, and each student will approach it in his/her own unique style. If your student is struggling, encourage him/her to make an appointment with a college career consultant for individual career advice.

• OSU Career Services staff members are dedicated to assisting students with their career search. Encourage your student to call on us. It’s our pleasure and honor to be of assistance in this very critical life stage. •

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Career consultants are located in every college as well as at the Career Services office in the Student Union to assist with job searches. Career consultants can provide assistance such as résumé development, writing cover letters, access to job search resources and mock interviews.


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Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid 119 Student Union 405-744-6604 (Phone) 405-744-6438 (Fax) finaid@okstate.edu financialaid.okstate.edu The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid helps you locate the financial assistance programs for which your child may qualify. Aid can be in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, loan programs or any combination of the four. Much of the aid comes through federal and state programs. A number of programs have limited funding, so it’s important to apply early. To be considered for state and federal aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Remember to complete the FAFSA each January with OSU’s school code (003170) so your student will have financial aid for the following academic year. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will receive the application information from the U.S. Department of Education and determine assistance eligibility. Types and amounts of financial aid vary greatly from school to school, depending on the cost of attendance and availability of funds in each aid program. To be considered for aid, students and/or parents should respond promptly to any requests for additional information from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Changes in enrollment plans, awards or financial circumstances

Eligibility for aid is based in part on costs, expected family contribution from the FAFSA, other sources of financial aid and your student’s enrollment plans. Changes to any of these factors after the original award is made may require an adjustment to your student’s eligibility. In some cases, changes may require repayment of some or all federal funds. We strongly encourage you to review the information about adjustments to financial aid at financialaid.okstate.edu/enrollment-update. Continued eligibility for financial aid

Federal/state aid recipients must meet the requirements of the OSU Financial Aid Policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress to remain eligible for aid, including federal student and parent loans. The policy is included in your student’s initial award letter and is linked from the award pages in the online Student Self-Service/SIS system. Scholarship recipients must meet the requirements of each individual award, as outlined in the award notice for each scholarship. Other policies of importance to students

We encourage you to review, with your student, the following policies that relate to financial aid eligibility, all available at financialaid.okstate.edu/financial-aid-policies:

Communicating with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

• Withdrawal/Failure to Attend all Classes.

We usually communicate with your student by email. To protect you and your student’s privacy, official emails from our office are sent to your student’s official OSU email address once his or her O-Key account has been activated.

• Repeated Course Work.

Checking OSU financial aid online

Your student can check the status of the financial aid application, review and accept awards, and check for disbursement of aid (credits to the bursar account) on the same website used for enrollment. The New Student Handbook includes instructions for accessing OSU’s Student Self-Service/Student Information System (SIS) with descriptions of the information provided on the different screens. We hope you’ll encourage your student to routinely check the application status and award screens of the system, now and throughout the year. First disbursement of financial assistance

Most scholarships, grants and loans will appear as credit on student bursar accounts the first week of classes. A few scholarships are not credited until after the 100 percent tuition refund period ends each semester. Review the Office of the Bursar’s section for information about refunds of credit balances once charges have been paid. Has your student received additional awards?

If your student was notified of an award from an OSU office and it isn’t showing on his/her SIS “Award Information by Year” screen, contact the office that notified you of the award. If you know of an award from a non-OSU source (scholarship agency, tribal scholarship, etc.), your student needs to let us know of the award by completing the online Additional Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources Report at financialaid.okstate.edu. While non-OSU awards will be displayed on the “Award Information by Year” screen of SIS, they will not show as paid amounts on this screen. To confirm that these awards have been credited to your student’s OSU account, follow the instructions from the Office of the Bursar for reviewing your student’s account.

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• Double Major/Dual Degrees. • Academic Minors. • Student Rights and Responsibilities. • Consumer Information. Requirements to receive first disbursement of student or parent loans

First-time recipients of a student or parent loan at OSU will need to complete a few additional steps before the first disbursement of their loan(s) can be credited to the student’s bursar account. • Entrance Counseling (Students): Students must complete one-time Loan Entrance Counseling prior to the first disbursement of their loan. To complete the counseling online, which takes about 20 minutes, go to studentloans.gov. Students need the PIN they used to sign the FAFSA to access the loan counseling. OSU will be automatically notified a few days after completion of the session. • Promissory Note (Students): Students can log in at studentloans.gov (using the student PIN they used to complete the FAFSA) and sign the Subsidized/Unsubsidized Master Promissory Note (MPN) once they see the request for the MPN on the SIS Application Status screen. • Promissory Note (Parents): Parent (PLUS) Loan borrowers can request the Parent Loan and sign the Parent Loan MPN at studentloans.gov using the pin they used to sign the FAFSA. • Perkins Loan Recipients: Funding is limited, so not every student is eligible for a Perkins Loan. The Office of the Bursar sends Perkins promissory note information to recipients later in the summer.


Office of the Bursar 113 Student Union 405-744-5993 Phone 405-744-8098 Fax bursar@okstate.edu http://bursar.okstate.edu

Welcome Parents, We’re excited about your student attending Oklahoma State University. Our office looks forward to interacting with you and providing information about educational expenses. The Bursar Office bills and collects tuition, fees, campus housing and other university-related charges. To ensure a smooth transition into OSU, please encourage your student to log in and make you an authorized user to view bursar account information. The Orange Beginnings session provides details on how your student can set up this access. We offer a semester-based payment plan that allows monthly installments in place of a lump-sum payment to assist families in paying college expenses. The payment plan is available online for students to sign up via SIS by clicking the “Bursar Services” link under “Payment Info.” More information is available in our bursar session or on our website. You should never hesitate to contact our office or visit with a financial counselor if you have any concerns or questions regarding your bursar account obligation. However, please realize FERPA restricts the amount of information we can provide a parent without the student’s permission. We’re committed to supporting your family and facilitating your student in attaining his or her academic goals at OSU and meeting their financial obligation to the university. Laurie Beets Bursar

The Office of the Bursar is the entity officially charged with billing and collecting tuition, fees, campus housing and other university-related charges. All federal and campus-based financial aid funds are disbursed to students’ bursar accounts and the Bursar Office refunds any overpayments. Your student’s bursar account is a record of charges, payments and applied financial assistance. The following information is helpful in understanding the billing and payment process at OSU. For detailed information, we suggest reading the Financial Responsibility Contract and the Parent and Student Guide on the Bursar website for an overview of payments and processing. The tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year will be set in summer 2014 as approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Tuition and fee increases are approved prior to the beginning of each fall semester. Starting fall 2014, OSU will implement a new block rate that will include tuition and universitywide fees for students taking 12 to 18 credit hours. The block rate serves as one of OSU’s strategies to help students stay on target and finish college in four years. For an estimate in tuition and fees, visit the bursar’s webpage at bursar.okstate.edu/tuition-estimate.

Billing and Payment Information

An itemized billing statement is generated the first day of each month. Notifications to view billing statements via the web are emailed to students at their University email address. The electronic billing statement provides previous monthly billing information if needed. Students view billing statements, semester account activity, set up authorized users and pay online via SIS at prodosu.okstate.edu and clicking “Bursar Services” under “Payment Info.” Authorized user login is located through the bursar website at bursar.okstate.edu. Billing statements summarize semester charges, grants, scholarships and loans that have been applied to the bursar account. Payment is due upon receipt and is considered past due after the 15th of each applicable month. Federal law limits the information the university may provide to parents of OSU students. The bursar account is in the student’s name, and information regarding that account may only be issued directly to the student. Students may set up parental access to view their account. This access is provided by the student via SIS by clicking "Bursar Services" link under "Payment Info." A student enters the parent’s email address under the “Authorized Users” tab. The authorized user receives two emails; the first email acknowledges they are an authorized user; the second email contains their temporary password. The “Authorized User” link is located on the bursar website. It will prompt the authorized user to immediately change their password upon initial login. Only the student can update their bursar address online via their SIS account and make changes using their O-Key login and password at prodosu.okstate.edu. Please note, accounts are assessed a finance charge at the rate of 1.5 percent per month on any previous month’s unpaid billed balance unless the account is on a payment plan. In addition, charging privileges, academic records and clearance for enrollment in future semesters will be denied while there is a past due balance at the university. Payments may be mailed to: Oklahoma State University Office of the Bursar P.O. Box 1583 Stillwater, OK 74076 When you send a check as payment, you are authorizing OSU to clear your check electronically. Your checking account may be debited the same day we receive your payment. This electronic transaction will appear on your bank statement, although your check will not be presented to the financial institution or returned to you. Any resubmission due to insufficient funds may also occur electronically. Please be aware that all checking transactions will remain secure, and payment by check constitutes acceptance of these terms. For your convenience, credit card and webcheck payments are accepted online. However, there is an added service fee when paying by credit card.

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Payment Plan

Third-Party Billing/Non-OSU Scholarships

In efforts to assist our students in meeting financial obligations, we offer a semester-based payment plan as an alternative to the traditional lump-sum payment method. This plan provides an opportunity for families (authorized users) and students to pay university-billed expenses in regular monthly installments. No finance charges are associated with the payment option plan or enrollment holds if payments are made as promised. The deadline to enroll in the fall plan is Sept. 15; the spring plan deadline is Feb. 15. Summer enrollment is not eligible for the plan.

Many students are sponsored through various scholarships from organizations or foundations other than OSU. Typically, the sponsoring organization sends the check directly to the university. These funds are deposited in the student’s account and used to pay any costs associated with attending OSU. These funds are divided by semesters (e.g. $1,000 will be divided into $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester) unless otherwise stated on the documentation. If a student receives scholarship funds directly, it is recommended the student deposit the funds at our office to process toward their bursar account. Some organizations require a billing invoice from OSU before a scholarship is issued on behalf of the student. If this is the case, our office should receive notification before the due date of the first semester’s billing statement. Please complete the form on our website located at bursar.okstate.edu by clicking “Forms” (on the left side) to authorize us to bill a third-party sponsor.

The Payment Plan is available online each semester. The student can sign up online via SIS at prodosu.okstate.edu then clicking the “Bursar Services” link under “Payment Info." It’s important to designate a parent under the “Authorized User” tab by entering their email address for access to the payment plan enrollment. There is a $25 semester-based nonrefundable fee to participate. If you have questions, please email brpop@okstate.edu. Please note: Payment plan participants receive installment payment due notifications in separate emails from the monthly billing notification. The monthly billing notification informs payment plan participants of the total monthly billing statement amount for informational purposes.

Refunds — Direct Deposit of Credit Balances

All financial aid is applied toward the student’s bursar account and a refund (if any) is calculated after taking into account all semester charges incurred. Bursar account credits resulting from a credit card payment are refunded back to the credit card, not the student. When a semester bursar account credit occurs, the refund electronically transfers to their bank if your student participates in direct deposit. For students wishing to participate, it is important to sign up now via SIS by clicking the “eRefund” link under “Payment Info.” For students not wishing to participate in the direct deposit program, refunds are issued by check. Checks are mailed approximately 10 business days after the credit balance becomes effective. The local address listed on the student’s bursar account is used as the mailing address.

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OK L A HOM A STATE UNI V ERSIT Y OFFICE OF THE BURSA R

Contract of Student Financial Responsibility Oklahoma State University corresponds electronically with students using the O-Key university email address. I understand I am responsible for regularly reading important information sent to my O-Key email account and for taking action on any important correspondence sent to this address and adequate email space is available to ensure that correspondence is received. •

I understand enrollment at Oklahoma State University constitutes a contractual financial obligation to pay tuition and fees for classes in which I am enrolled. I further understand my financial obligations are due by the university-set due date each semester.

• I understand I will receive an email notification when my billing statement is available to view online. Statements are located online through SIS at prodosu.okstate.edu. •

I understand my account information can only be released to me. It is my responsibility to notify my parents/legal guardian of my account balance or I can set up my parents/legal guardian as an authorized user to access my statement through the authorized user link located on the bursar website.

I understand in the event I have a return check on my account I will be charged a $25 return check fee. I understand I am responsible for all dishonored payments that have been presented on my behalf. I understand if a payment is returned to the university by the bank and the payment was made to get enrolled, the bursar may cancel my enrollment during the drop/add timeframe and may require certified funds for hold clearances.

• I understand financial aid funds automatically pay all charges incurred on my bursar account unless I restrict my Title IV funds to only pay tuition/ fees, housing/meals and books by completing the bursar form. • I understand once all my financial aid is applied to my bursar account, I am responsible to pay any charges still outstanding and new charges by the due date. • If my federal or institutional financial aid is either not received by Oklahoma State University or I lose my eligibility to retain financial aid for the semester, I assume responsibility for paying all student obligations. •

I understand if I enroll prior to the enrollment hold being placed on my account, my enrollment is subject to cancellation if my balance is not paid to current. I also understand if I am participating in the payment plan and my payments are not current, my enrollment is also subject to cancellation.

• I understand failure to pay my account prior to the 15th of the month will result in my account being assessed a 1.5 percent monthly (19.56 APY) finance charge on any past due balance.

• I understand if I have a past due balance, I will lose my charging privilege on campus. This does not affect a meal plan unless the contracted amount is used. •

It is my responsibility to know the university’s drop and withdraw policy, including deadlines. It is also my responsibility to drop or withdraw myself from my classes. My failure to drop or withdraw in a timely manner does not relieve me from my financial responsibility to the university for tuition and fees.

• I also understand if I enroll in classes or my adviser enrolls me in classes and I do not attend these classes, I am still held responsible to pay the required tuition and fees if I fail to withdraw by the designated dates. • I understand if I drop, withdraw, graduate or do not return to the university, it is my responsibility to update my address, phone number and email address. •

I understand if I have a student Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan, Perkins Loans, Health Professions Student Loan, and/or Murray Case Sells Loan, I am responsible for completing the required exit counseling upon leaving the university.

• I understand if I have a university outstanding balance, holds are placed on my account and I will not be able to enroll in future semesters nor receive an academic transcript or diploma. •

I consent to being contacted on all phone numbers, including cellphone, provided to the university as a source of contact. This includes contact from its agents, representatives and attorneys (including collection agencies) for purposes of collecting any portion of my account financial obligation that is past due.

I understand if I have an unpaid balance to the university and do not make satisfactory payment arrangements, my account will be placed with an external collection agency. I will reimburse the university the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3 percent of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, the university incurs in such collection efforts. This will be assessed to my bursar account and included in the balance due. It will result in endangering my credit rating on a local and/or national level by being reported to all three credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion, Experian). The university will also exercise the right to request an Oklahoma state tax refund hold to offset the outstanding debt.

• I am aware Oklahoma law has jurisdiction and any disputes arising shall be determined in accordance with the law of this jurisdiction.

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Veteran Benefit Services 322 Student Union 405-744-6343 veteransbenefits@okstate.edu registrar.okstate.edu The Veteran Benefit Services unit of the Office of the Registrar is committed to providing the best possible services and programs to the veterans and their dependents who attend Oklahoma State University. The transition to student life can be challenging. The staff of the Veteran Benefit Services office is grateful to you and your family members for your service to our country and is dedicated to providing the services you need to successfully navigate the transition from military to civilian life. The Veteran Benefit Services office deals primarily with processing education benefits offered through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We look forward to meeting you soon. Call or email us with questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment to find out more about veteran benefits and resources. Visit our website for information on the following: • Certification requirements for all education chapters. • Benefits programs. • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill. • Yellow Ribbon Program. • Military education transfer credit. • VA forms online. • War Orphans Education Assistance — DEAP (Survivors and Dependents Education Assistance Program, Chapter 35). • Licensing and certification exams. • National tests. • Military leave/call up.

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Housing & Residential Life 100 Iba Hall 405-744-5592 reslife@okstate.edu reslife.okstate.edu

Welcome Parents and Families, Thank you for choosing Oklahoma State University. As an alumnus, I take great pride in seeing your student become part of the OSU family. This can be an exciting time for you and your student, as well as a time of anxiety. That is why I want you to know Residential Life is committed to providing your student with a supportive and safe living environment that promotes success. We offer outstanding support through our resident assistants and housing directors who manage the day-to-day needs of students. We staff our facilities 24 hours per day to assist students with both routine concerns and emergency situations. In addition, we provide quality academic support programs and opportunities for involvement. This is why students who live on campus have higher grade-point averages, complete more credit hours and are more likely to continue their education compared with students who commute. In addition, we provide outstanding service and a commitment to student safety. You should never hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns regarding our facilities and services. Our mission is to help your student succeed, and we look forward to seeing him or her in the residence halls. Sincerely, Matthew S. Brown, Ph.D. Director, Housing and Residential Life

Living on campus at Oklahoma State University is an integral part of a student’s educational experience. As members of a residential community, students have the opportunity to be active participants in making and carrying out decisions affecting themselves and their community. This includes a responsibility for maintaining a healthy environment and respecting other members of the community. Each resident is an integral part of the overall functioning of these communities and is expected to participate as such. To ensure that each student benefits from the opportunities, programs and services provided by Residential Life, freshmen are required to live on campus. Exceptions to the rule include students who are married, living in a fraternity or sorority chapter house, have earned 27 credit hours, are veterans or are living with immediate relatives. Students who don’t meet one of these exceptions must live on campus for their first year. Students meeting one of the listed conditions may submit the appropriate form to be released from the residency requirement. The form is available at reslife.okstate.edu/forms.php.

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Preparing to live away from home

Students who live on campus are more involved, graduate earlier and make better grades than students who live off campus. There is always something to do, people to meet and experiences to share. Preparing to live in the residence halls can be very exciting and somewhat stressful. You and your child can go to the Housing & Residential Life website and find all the information you’ll need to know about moving into the halls including a list of what to bring, what to leave at home, room measurements, virtual room tours, how to connect a computer, what parking is like and how to get along with roommates. There is a helpful and informative campus map, as well as directions for move-in day. Be sure to read all of the information and print it out to bring with you when you move to campus. Housing and rates

OSU offers attractive and convenient housing on campus, with options to meet every lifestyle and budget. There are three styles of housing to choose from: community-style halls, suites and apartments. Living on campus is not only convenient in location, but it’s also convenient on the pocketbook. All bills are covered in the room rent including electricity, water, sewer, expanded basic cable television and OSU computer access. There is only one deposit to make. Please check the Housing & Residential Life website for current housing rates. Security in the halls

OSU takes your child’s safety seriously, providing security phones across campus, hall staff members on duty in each hall 24 hours per day and one of the fastest response times of any police department. In addition, we provide card-swipe access on exterior doors, automated fire suppression systems and commercial-grade locks in all of our facilities. Personal prevention is one of the most important factors in providing a safe environment. Students should lock their room doors at all times, including when they’re home and when they leave their room, even if it’s just to walk down the hall for a minute or two. Also, when the building doors are locked, they shouldn’t let anyone have access to the building by holding open the door or propping the door open. Many halls offer 24-hour desk services to provide additional supervision. Living and Learning Communities

Residential Life offers many learning communities and special-interest housing options on campus. These communities are great opportunities for students to live with others who share their interests and may also share similar classes, allowing them to form study groups. For more information, visit the Residential Hall website and click on the “Learning Communities” link.


Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

University Dining Services

211J Student Union 405-744-5490 gogreek@okstate.edu gogreek.okstate.edu

076 Student Union 405-744-4424 dining@okstate.edu dining.okstate.edu

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs provides advice, counsel and guidance to the approximately 4,000 OSU students who are members of the fraternity and sorority community on our campus.

Meal Plans

The fraternity and sorority community is composed of four governing councils: Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) and the Panhellenic Council.

With more than 30 dining options available on campus, your child will find something to satisfy his or her appetite from early morning to late at night. We encourage them to visit our diverse dining units, including sit down and quick-serve restaurants, convenience stores, all-you-care-to-eat options and gourmet coffee shops. Many of these offer grab-and-go items as well as international menus.

Membership recruitment

Recruitment is the procedure used to invite new members into the sororities and fraternities at OSU. IFC recruitment and Panhellenic Council recruitment are different. If your son or daughter attended Greek Discovery Day, you have a good head start on understanding the way they work. Panhellenic Formal Fall Recruitment takes place in August. The recruitment process ends on Bid Day. Following Bid Day, new members of the sorority community will be given the opportunity to move into their permanent housing assignments. Potential new members must adhere to specific policies and procedures to complete the recruitment process and be offered membership in one of the sororities at OSU. It’s important for you as a parent to know, regardless of what may be said to you or your daughter, membership in a particular chapter cannot be guaranteed by one, or a few members, of any OSU sorority.

301 Student Union 405-744-4920

• OSU boasts one of the most flexible meal plan systems in the country. • The OSU meal plan can be used in any campus dining option. • The meal plans are based on a declining dollars system. • Students purchase a particular plan, and each time they eat in a dining option, a dollar amount is deducted from their balances. • In the all-you-care-to-eat options, the amount charged depends on the student’s meal plan. • In the a la carte options, items are charged individually.

IFC recruitment is a more casual process that takes place year-round. A young man interested in becoming a member of one of the IFC fraternities should complete the IFC recruitment registration form online. Once the form is on file with the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, your son can “sign,” or agree, to become involved with an OSU fraternity. This form is available online at okstateifc.wordpress.com or in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs.

• Meal plan holders can eat in any of the dining facilities regardless of where they live.

NPHC and MGC intake differs from IFC and Panhellenic recruitment and require a specific number of completed college credits for membership.

• A percentage of your meal plan balance can be carried over from semester to semester as long as you have a meal plan contract.

• Meals can be eaten at the convenience of the students once per day, three times per day, or even 10 times per day. You can add money to your meal plan in blocks of $25 at the same rate as the original plan.

• Freshmen living on campus are required to have a meal plan at the bronze level or higher.

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Information Technology 113 Math Sciences 405-744-3555 Helpdesk: 405-744-HELP (4357) 877-951-4836 (Toll-free) helpdesk@okstate.edu it.okstate.edu

Helpdesk Fall and Spring Hours

Phone Support Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–midnight Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday 2–11 p.m Walk-In Support Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

The IT Helpdesk is available for a wide variety of services, including in-house software diagnostic services by appointment, computer support and computer setup assistance. If students living on campus need help with their personal computer, they should contact the IT Helpdesk. On-Campus Internet Connection

For students living in the residence halls and university apartments, a connection is already available. To connect to the network, your student needs an ethernet card and an adapter cable with RJ45 plugs, both of which can be purchased from the University Store at the Student Union. If students have any problems getting connected, they can call the IT Helpdesk to set up an appointment with Residential Life staff. Orange Key account

A student’s O-Key account serves as their username and password for nearly every computer-based application on campus, including student computer labs, the Student Information System, online classroom and their OSU email account. Your student’s O-Key account password should remain private only to them. Encourage your child to keep their password and challenge question and answers safe to eliminate any chance that others could access their enrollment, class, academic, bursar or personal information. Please remind your student that IT will never ask for a password by postal mail, email, over the phone, by text message or in person. Students should never respond to email requests for their password. When in doubt, contact the IT Helpdesk for verification. Computer Labs

IT manages five state-of-the-art computer labs across campus, three of which are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional departmental computer labs may be found in departments across campus. Edmon Low Library also has computers available on every floor and laptops available for checkout. For more information on computer labs and locations, visit the IT lab website: labs.okstate.edu. Software

OSU has a software agreement with Microsoft Corp. that allows access to the latest versions of select Microsoft products for OSU faculty, staff and students. Other software downloads include McAfee virus protection for Mac users, End Note Reference Manager and Assistive Technology software. Encourage your students to take advantage of these free software downloads. OSU ID

Your student’s OSU ID card serves as his or her access point to many features available on the OSU campus, including residential life buildings and computer labs as well as honors lab access, event attendance, meal plan and pointof-sale transactions. Students pick up their ID following enrollment. If your student’s ID is ever lost or stolen, he or she can visit ID Services to replace cards for a fee.

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OrangeTech Student Union, First Floor 405-744-9854 universitystore.okstate.edu/orangetech OrangeTech provides OSU students with the best technology at the best prices. Shop orange. Save green. We support Oklahoma State University. Students who buy from OrangeTech are supporting Oklahoma State University. The University Store generates $17 million of the Student Union’s $22 million budget and funds many campus activities, helping to keep student fees to a minimum. We save you money on what you really need. OrangeTech offers incoming OSU freshmen deals on specially constructed, deeply discounted laptop, desktop and tablet bundles individually customizable based on their particular field of study. We deliver exceptional customer service. OrangeTech won’t just sell students a computer, we will also help them set it up, make sure they know how to use it and be here to answer any questions they have along the way. We offer local repairs. OrangeTech is an Apple authorized service provider as well as a certified Dell repair center. OSU incoming freshmen who purchase tech bundles from OrangeTech also get four-year service plans, including protection against accidental damage from drops or spills. We can take students’ tech and make it better. Already have a computer? No problem. OrangeTech can bring it up to speed and get it ready for everything college life can dish out. Our upgrade services can save up to 50 percent off the prices from leading competitors. We care about the environment. Don’t dump your old electronics. Get paid to recycle them. Just bring your old, unwanted technology products to OrangeTech to recycle, and leave with a University Store gift card. We can prepare students for college living. OrangeTech knows students need a lot during their first year of college. You can order dorm essentials, such as a minifridge, microwave and TV from OrangeTech, and we’ll deliver them to your room when you move in. OrangeTech has students covered outside the classroom with gaming systems from Xbox, Wii U and PlayStation, plus all the latest gadgets from GoPro, not to mention our huge selection of tech accessories with everything from Logitech and OtterBox to Sennheiser and LifeProof.


Public Safety and the OSU Police Department 104 USDA Building 405-744-6523 osupd@okstate.edu osupd.okstate.edu Oklahoma State University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of persons and protection of property on the OSU campus. We continue to look for ways to make the campus more secure. Campus officers patrol in cars, on foot and on bicycles 24 hours a day. OSU’s police department is one of the best in the nation and was the first in the state to receive accreditation from the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. The OSU Police Department has mutual aid agreements with the Stillwater police and the Payne County Sheriff’s Office, allowing for cooperation in enforcement activities. To keep the OSU community fully informed, the OSU Police Department offers an annual report detailing services available, emergency contacts and safety tips in a variety of formats, including a hard copy available at the OSU Police Department, Residential Life and Office of the Bursar. The OSU Police Department website includes bulletins, alerts, upcoming events, annual report information and contact information for all departments. Public Safety Guide

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended, requires colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies, procedures, specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests and disciplinary referrals to students. They must also make the information available to prospective students upon request. To view the latest Public Safety Guide, visit the website above. OSU police officers provide a positive image to visitors as well as members of the campus community, whether it’s providing directions, parking information or just a friendly welcome. Our officers represent this university as a group of caring and professional people intent upon enhancing a friendly community atmosphere. Necessary enforcement includes using alternatives to arrest when reasonable. Our participation in athletic and special events ensures that all aspects of planning consider the safety and security of all participants. OSU police officers provide professional crowd control and traffic regulation before, during and after such events. Crime prevention

OSU has implemented measures to prevent criminal activity on its campus and surrounding areas. Some of the notable efforts include:

Alcohol awareness

Under an Oklahoma Highway Safety Office grant, the OSU Police operates a Campus Community Alcohol Safety Effort program to promote seatbelt use and educate citizens, primarily students, about the effects and penalties of alcohol use and abuse. A positive effect of the C-CASE effort has been the strict enforcement of alcohol-related laws to get drunk drivers off campus streets and ultimately prevent accidents. Facilities access

Most buildings on campus are open during business and class hours. Residence halls are open 6 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Exceptions apply in some halls where residents choose to enforce 24-hour lock policies. All residence halls have key or electronic door locks for after-hours security. Safety is strongly encouraged, and residents are advised to take security precautions in the halls and rooms. For your student’s safety, individual rooms should be locked at all times and doors should never be propped open. Reverse 911 System

In a continuing effort to maintain the safety of the campus, OSU maintains a Reverse 911 System. In the event that an emergency occurs on campus, faculty, staff and students will be notified via phone call or text message with information regarding the incident and instructions on how to proceed. In order to maintain contact numbers for this program, students should log in to the O-Key account management system and update their emergency contact information. This number should be the student’s personal number rather than an “in case of emergency” contact. In general, students can avoid problems by: • Locking up valuables and keeping them out of sight in rooms or vehicles. • Locking doors at night and when they’re away from their rooms. Always lock bicycles and vehicles. • Avoiding secluded areas late at night, especially if walking alone. • Protecting books and put their names in them. • Not leaving personal belongings in public areas. • Not lending keys to anyone. • Using complicated passwords and PINs.

• An emergency telephone system throughout campus and the Greek community.

• Always being aware of the location of their driver’s licenses, OSU IDs and social security cards.

• Emergency 911 dialing and 24-hour preventative patrols.

• Reporting crimes or incidents immediately.

• Campus foot patrol by uniformed officers, bicycle officers and undercover officers.

• Not using illegal substances.

• Burglar alarms in key areas and 24-hour staff in residence halls. • Partnerships with custodial staff occupying academic buildings after hours to report suspicious activity.

• While under 21, never consuming alcoholic beverages. • Never drinking and driving.

• Crime prevention seminars and presentations conducted each semester with staff and student groups. • Crime Stopper telephone line: 405-744-TIPS (744-8477). • Surveillance cameras utilized in chosen parking areas.

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Parking and Transit Services Multimodal Transportation Terminal 1006 W. Hall of Fame Parking Information

405-744-6525 parking@okstate.edu parking.okstate.edu Transit Information

405-744-2832 transit@okstate.edu transit.okstate.edu Any motor vehicle parked on campus between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday must display a valid OSU paid parking permit or pass. The color and permit type indicate the area where the vehicle may be parked. Use of a motor vehicle on university property is a privilege, not a right, and is made available only under the policies established by the university and parking and traffic regulations. Any vehicle driven or parked on the campus by an OSU student or employee should be registered with the OSU Parking and Transit Services. Obtaining a Permit

Bicycle registration

Bicycle registration is required. Students should register bicycles in the event they’re ever lost or stolen. Stolen bicycle forms can be obtained at the parking office. Bicycles must only be parked at approved bicycle racks only. Bicycle permits expire May 31 of each year. Bicycles abandoned on campus are subject to being fined and the bike impounded. Permits are free of charge and can be obtained from the parking office or online (shipping fee will apply). Prior to obtaining a permit, you’re required to review safety guidelines before registering your bicycle. You can view the tutorial and take the quiz online at parking.okstate.edu. OrangeRide Bicycle Rental and Repair

For any student who doesn’t have a bicycle, Parking and Transit offers a bicycle rental program. Cost ranges from a daily rate of $2 to a semester rate of $30. OrangeRide also offers minor bicycle repairs. For more information, call 405-744-BIKE. The Bus

For those who prefer to leave their car at home, the OSU campus and Stillwater community provide transit services simply known as The Bus. The Bus provides fixed-route transit services throughout Stillwater and the OSU-Stillwater campus. Additionally, The Bus provides door-to-door service for persons with mobility impairments. Fares for OSU students, faculty and staff are free with an OSU ID.

Each student is allowed one paid parking permit. Parking permit costs are charged to the student bursar account. On-campus students must be assigned to a residence hall before a permit can be granted. Commuter students don’t qualify for residence hall permits, and residence hall students don’t qualify for commuter student permits. Parking permits are purchased online at parking.okstate.edu. Fall permits go on sale in early August and remain valid through the following August. A temporary permit is issued at the time of purchase for use while the cling permit is mailed to the student.

Two routes provide service on the main campus every seven minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., The Bus operates every 15 minutes. The OSU/Stillwater Community Transit System operates Monday through Friday from 6:20 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. For door-to-door paratransit (disability) service, call 405-744-7116. Call for eligibility information or to schedule a ride.

Motorcycles

The OSU Shuttle (BOB)

Motorcycles, motor-propelled bicycles and scooters must have parking permits. Special parking areas are provided. Parking such vehicles in regular automobile spaces, parking lots, campus streets, planted areas, undeveloped areas or bicycle racks is prohibited. Motorcycle parking is permitted in any legal parking space in any overflow lot if motorcycle spaces are full. Motorcycle parking is permitted in any regular automobile space in any staff lot from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday, with the exception of game day parking. Visit the parking website to view motorcycle parking locations.

405-744-7100 (Stillwater) 918-594-8332 (Tulsa)

Disability parking

Special parking is provided for those displaying an OSU disability parking permit. These spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The permit is valid in any legal space not reserved for other special parking. In order to qualify, the vehicle must have a state-issued parking placard. Any unauthorized vehicle parked in a physically disabled person’s parking space is subject to towing from campus. To obtain a temporary medical permit, submit a letter from the attending physician written on a legal prescription form or letterhead requesting and indicating the length of time required. With an OSU paid permit, temporary medical permit holders may park in any legal space on campus not reserved for other special parking. Disability parking permits are for the absolute and specific use of the permit holder only. Visitors who have a state handicap placard are required to obtain a visitor permit when parking on campus. State-issued handicap placards are honored in any legal space both accessible and standard on campus, except for restricted areas.

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“BOB,” OSU’s Big Orange Bus, is a shuttle service between the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses for OSU students, staff and faculty. The student cost to ride is $7.50 one way with nine trips daily from each campus Monday through Thursday, and seven trips on Friday. Other guests may ride for $13 one way. Enjoy big, comfy buses, study while you ride and avoid parking hassles. Students can make reservations at OSU-Tulsa’s North Hall Information Center or in Stillwater at the Multimodal Transportation Terminal located at the corner of Monroe Street and Hall of Fame Avenue. Jefferson Bus Lines

405-744-7100 jeffersonlines.com/ticketing OSU Department of Parking and Transit Services has recently partnered with Jefferson Bus Lines to create new routes connecting Stillwater with Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Tulsa shuttle office in the Multimodal Transportation Terminal will serve as the stop for Jefferson Bus Lines in Stillwater. Riders can also book a ticket from Stillwater to any of the 48 states where Jefferson Bus Lines currently operates. Tickets may be purchased online at the above website or at the Multimodal Transportation Terminal. Departures from Stillwater to Oklahoma City occur at 10:25 a.m. Departures to Tulsa are scheduled for 12:25 p.m.


University Health Services 1202 W. Farm Road 405-744-7665 uhs.okstate.edu

Dear Cowboy Parents, I’m excited about this opportunity to welcome you and your student to the OSU family. There are many questions and concerns parents have when sending a child to college. Some are academic; others are about those experiences of daily living that your child may not have encountered alone before. At University Health Services, we’ve been providing medical and health services to students for nearly 100 years. We offer high-quality care from eight medical providers and have been a nationally accredited health center since 1995. With an in-house pharmacy, lab and X-ray, most students can have all their needs met under one roof in one visit. Our services offer your child easy access to medical services, conveniently located in the center of OSU’s residential living areas. From routine care for the typical seasonal illnesses, to treatment for injuries of all types, we’re here for your child’s needs. If your child has special medical needs, feel free to contact our office to discuss how we might serve to support the care and treatment provided by your family physicians. Best wishes for a successful first-year experience, Stephen Rogers Director, University Health Services

University Health Services is the students’ professional resource for medical care at OSU. UHS is a primary (outpatient) health care facility designed to provide cost-effective, physician-directed health care and information to OSU students. All students are eligible once they enroll in classes. This permits access to all of the services available from the time a student enrolls until the next semester begins. UHS provides all the services your local doctor office supports. Doctor visits are kept to a minimum cost, usually lower than any insurance co-pay. UHS can file insurance claims with select insurance companies if the student provides complete information at the time of the visit. Check with the insurance company to determine payment limitations in Stillwater. UHS has a full-service retail pharmacy that may fill prescriptions from any licensed provider. Prescriptions from home may be transferred to OSU. The pharmacy is online with most insurance plans. Reimbursements will be filed electronically if insurance information is supplied. If OSU doesn’t participate in your insurance pharmacy plan, prescriptions may be filled at other Stillwater pharmacies that are authorized. Payment is not required at the time of service. Any unpaid balances will transfer to the student’s bursar account, which will be credited should insurance payments be received. UHS services include: • Allergy clinic. • Counseling services. • Flight physicals. • Health education. • Immunizations. • Insurance office. • Laboratory and radiology services. • Outpatient medical clinic. • Pharmacy. • Women’s clinic. If your student hasn’t completed their health immunization form, visit shots.okstate.edu. This must be done as soon as possible to prevent enrollment holds for subsequent semesters.

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Department of Wellness wellness.okstate.edu

The Department of Wellness is committed to creating a healthy campus culture for Oklahoma State University students and employees. The department seeks to promote healthy lifestyles and lifelong learning through the highest quality programs, services and facilities.

Department of Wellness Programs Group Fitness

405-744-5510 Group Fitness offers a variety of fitness programs and classes with multiple formats at every skill level. There are more than 160 classes offered each week including yoga, Zumba, dance, spin, water aerobics, kickboxing, martial arts, TRX, abs, boot camp and more. Classes are free, but you do need to sign the fitness waiver at the front desk of the Colvin Recreation Center or Seretean Wellness Center. Intramural Sports

405-744-7407 Intramural Sports serves more than 3,500 participants weekly in more than 50 sport activities through tournaments or team sports for every skill level. Intramural Sports at OSU promotes its rich tradition of friendly, competitive activities and serves as a rally point for socialization, exercise and competition. Outdoor Adventure

405-744-5581 Outdoor Adventure provides opportunities for fun, adventure, education and excitement. Through trips and workshop programs, OA emphasizes environmental awareness, personal development, safety training and wilderness travel. With a variety of regional and national trips as well as workshops at all skill levels, staff members strive to provide opportunities for the whole community. In conjunction with trips and workshops, Outdoor Adventure offers an extensive low and high elements challenge course at Camp Redlands and a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility at the Colvin Recreation Center. To support courses and the local community, the outdoor equipment rental shop, next to the climbing wall, provides access to everything from tug-of-war ropes to sleeping bags. Whether it’s exploring

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the Grand Canyon over spring break, spending a day at the challenge course or participating in a climbing competition, quality leadership and fun are common elements at Outdoor Adventure. Sport Clubs

405-744-5510 Sports Clubs are recognized OSU student organizations designed to promote a nonvarsity sport or recreational activity. OSU offers more than 30 sport clubs. Generally, a sport club program provides three basic opportunities to its clientele: instruction, recreation and competition. Clubs differ in scope and purpose as some are very social. Others compete throughout the region or country. Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs consist of federal, state and privately funded grants and contracts that serve the OSU community as well as fulfill the community outreach and extension components of Oklahoma State University's landgrant mission. Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the statewide Assistive Technology Act Program, which connects Oklahomans with disabilities to assistive technology, or AT, through a variety of programs and services. ABLE Tech provides access to AT through a short-term equipment loan program, AT demonstration centers, re-utilization of AT through the Oklahoma Equipment Exchange and low-interest bank loans for AT. The Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program is a partnership between the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and Oklahoma ABLE Tech to reuse and re-distribute valuable durable medical equipment to Oklahomans. The Special Education Resolution Center program, through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, manages the federal special education due process hearing system and alternative dispute resolution programs for Oklahoma. The Department of Wellness Prevention Programs consists of seven grant-funded programs, including regional prevention coordinators, Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grants, Communities of Excellence in Tobacco Control programs and a federally funded Drug-Free Communities grant.


Department of Wellness Services

Department of Wellness Facilities

Personal Training

Colvin Recreation Center

405-744-5510

405-744-5510

Personal training matches clients with personal trainers based on their individual goals and needs. Trainers work with clients to create the most effective, fun and beneficial program tailored to each individual. Trainers also instill confidence and knowledge in clients to carry on an exercise program after their time with a trainer is finished.

The Colvin Recreation Center offers 250,000 square feet of recreation options including 10 basketball courts, eight racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, an indoor track, two cardio theater areas, a multipurpose gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, two dance studios, three multipurpose fitness rooms, a personal training area, spin studio, selectorized weights, free weights, putting green and two golf simulators.

Massage Therapy

405-744-WELL (9355) Massage therapy uses relaxing techniques to help the body transcend into an overall sense of well-being. Nutrition Counseling

405-744-WELL (9355) Nutrition Counseling examines individual eating habits and their relationships to health and disease. Nutrition counseling is available to OSU students, faculty and staff. A registered and licensed dietitian will assist in developing a practical meal plan to meet individual dietary needs. Cooking Classes

405-744-WELL (9355) Cooking classes teach heart-healthy cooking in the demonstration kitchen at the Seretean Wellness Center. Cowboy Cooking School is a series of cooking demonstration classes offered each semester. Health Risk Assessments

405-744-WELL (9355) HRA screenings provide an individualized health risk assessment designed for early detection of health problems.

Seretean Wellness Center

405-744-WELL (9355) The Seretean Wellness Center features a newly renovated fitness center including a cardio/weight room, two group exercise studios, multipurpose room, personal training area, massage therapy, Pilates Reformers, a health risk assessment room, demonstration kitchen, nutrition counseling, a lecture hall and a sponsored program testing and training center. The Colvin Annex

405-744-5510 The Colvin Annex is another great attribute to the Department of Wellness featuring four basketball/volleyball courts. With the inclusion of natural light and air conditioning, it serves as the perfect location for small conferences and workshops. Camp Redlands

405-744-5581 Camp Redlands is available through Outdoor Adventure. It’s located 10.5 miles from the OSU campus featuring 12 cabins, a lodge, pavilion, swimming dock, picnic area and a challenge course. This facility offers trainings and team building workshops to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Stillwater Community Resources Centrally located just one hour from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City and just 90 minutes from Wichita, Kan., Stillwater is easily accessed from Interstate 35, U.S. Highway 412 (Cimarron Turnpike), U.S. Highway 177 and State Highways 51 and 33. Stillwater is the county seat of Payne County and has a population of approximately 45,688, according to the U.S. Census. Stillwater’s climate can be somewhat unpredictable. Winter temperatures can be cold, with highs averaging 48 degrees. Summers can be quite hot. Students can expect to see averages of 95. It’s not unheard of, however, to experience negative wind chills in the winter and temperatures above 100 degrees in summer. Students should be prepared for rain, snow, heat and cold. With a wide range of export industries, Stillwater is home to a diverse mix of industry and businesses, including research, wire products, food production, computer software and agriculture. With its low crime rate and a cost of living below the U.S. average, Stillwater is consistently ranked among the nation’s top small cities for quality of life. For more information on community resources, including arts and culture, churches, dining, recreation, shopping and more, visit stillwaterchamber.org.

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Dear Parents, As a parent with two daughters who completed degrees at OSU, I want to welcome you and your student into the OSU family. In addition, I wish to share with you what I’ve learned from OSU freshmen after teaching a freshman orientation class in the College of Arts and Sciences for 15 years. Without doubt, these experiences have helped me to be a better instructor. They taught me that: • They’ve never had to read so much. • They’ve never had to write so much. • They’re not in class as many hours weekly as they were in high school, so time management becomes critical. • That first test can be a doozy — be prepared.

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I’ve learned that a critical element to freshmen making it into “sophomore land” is getting connected — meeting other students and becoming involved. Thus, my other key piece of advice is twofold: • Join at least one student organization outside the living group. • Invest some time in volunteering to serve others. We truly appreciate the trust you place in OSU’s faculty and staff to work with your student toward degree completion. Please feel free to contact me at any time, and be sure to visit on family weekends. Sincerely, Kent Sampson Director, Campus Life 405-744-5488 kent.sampson@okstate.edu


The Student Union 405-744-5231 osuunion@okstate.edu union.okstate.edu In the heart of campus, the Student Union has played host to an extensive array of events for more than 60 years. Students will find everything at the union, including banking services, convenience stores, books, student services offices and places to connect with more than 400 clubs and organizations.

Service-Learning Volunteer Center 405-744-5145 volunteer@okstate.edu volunteer.okstate.edu

Campus Life

Getting involved in on-campus and off-campus community service projects has been a tradition at OSU since 1984, with the establishment of the volunteer center. Since its inception, thousands of civic-minded students, staff and faculty have taken the first step in solving problems by offering their talents through active engagement with community nonprofit agencies, public schools and medical service organizations.

211 Student Union 405-744-5488 campuslife.okstate.edu campuslink.okstate.edu (connect with campus organizations)

Athletic Ticket Information

Studies have shown that students are more successful when they’re involved in on-campus activities and groups. The educational experience to which a student is exposed in a university setting doesn’t begin and end in the classroom. The university environment, both academic and social, provides educational experiences for the total person. Campus Life is in the forefront of the co-curricular activities on campus. It’s responsible for facilitation and implementation of programming for students and student organizations at the university. Campus Life is committed to provide an environment that encourages interaction among students, faculty, staff and the community at large through organizations to provide the best quality of services with integrity and respect for a diverse population. OSU boasts more than 400 student organizations and clubs in which your child can get involved. Nearly every department has a club or organization associated with it. Additionally, each college has its own student council in which your child can become an active member. Students can find listings of campus organizations in the Orange Pages, a handbook they received at orientation, the CampusLink website and by visiting the Campus Life desk in the Student Union. The mission of Campus Life is to create and build campus communities and enhance the academic experience through a variety of cultural, educational, leadership, service, social and recreational programs. Campus Life’s department encompasses the following administrative and programming areas: Allied Arts, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, International Students and Scholars, Leadership Development, Non-Traditional Student Services, Parent and Family Relations, Student Union Activities Board, Student Union Programs, Student Development Transcript and the ServiceLearning Volunteer Center. In addition, Campus Life oversees Camp Cowboy and the Family Orientation program during New Student Orientation. Parents may contact the Campus Life office for activity and events calendar information, general information about the university and for referral to appropriate offices when you have questions or concerns.

405-744-5745 877-ALL-4-OSU tickets@okstate.edu With 18 varsity sports, OSU students can experience the big-time atmosphere of the Big 12 Conference throughout the year at Cowboy and Cowgirl home games. Students are encouraged to check out Student POSSE. Open to all students, sign-up is free and members receive the latest information on the Cowboys and Cowgirls via the POSSE e-newsletter. Student POSSE members also receive five POSSE priority points and a student POSSE decal just for joining. The Cowboys are looking to continue to build on the momentum of a successful football program. Be there to support them this fall. Cowboy basketball has brought the rowdy back to Gallagher-Iba Arena. Students can buy the All-Sports Pass online at okstate.com/students. The All-Sports Pass includes access to all ticketed sporting events: football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, soccer, baseball, and softball. Students will use their OSU ID to gain entrance to events.

2014 OSU Football Schedule Aug. 30

Florida State

(IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS)

Sept. 6

Missouri State

Sept. 13

UTSA

Sept. 25

Texas Tech

Oct. 4

Iowa State

Oct. 11

at Kansas

Oct. 18

at TCU

Oct. 25

West Virginia

Nov. 1

at Kansas State

Nov. 15

Texas

Nov. 22

at Baylor

Nov. 29 or Dec. 6

at Oklahoma

(FALL FAMILY WEEKEND/DAD’S DAY)

(HOMECOMING)

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New Student Orientation is just a first step to learning about OSU and the opportunities ahead. Students can take those connections beyond the norm through two additional programs available before the fall semester each year — Camp Cowboy and Welcome Week. Dear Cowboy Parent, Welcome to the OSU family! The Division of Student Affairs provides critical services for your student — housing, health care, counseling, student disability services, career services, dining, student union, Greek life, recreation/wellness and more. We have awesome services on campus and would welcome your help in referring your student to these services.

Welcome Week August 12-20, 2014 welcomeweek.okstate.edu welcomeweek@okstate.edu Welcome Week starts with a special freshman move-in date on Aug. 12 and kicks off your student’s college career with seven days of great experiences, including the New Student Convocation ceremony, campus tours, academic meetings, motivational presentations, campuswide social events, the Colvin Center Gala and showcases of clubs and organizations.

Our student development goals include academic excellence, leadership, service, helping them discover their purpose and passions, broadening their horizons and wellness (good physical and mental health). Please encourage your student to sign up for Welcome Week Aug. 12-20. This program introduces students to OSU programs and services, and offers them the opportunity to meet fellow students, administrators and faculty before classes begin. It’s free. Our Welcome Week website is welcomeweek.okstate.edu. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions or concerns. My phone number is 405-744-5328. Welcome to OSU! Sincerely, Lee E. Bird, Ph.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Camp Cowboy 405-744-0383 c-cowboy@okstate.edu campcowboy.okstate.edu

First-Generation College Students 405-744-3636 first2go@okstate.edu newstudents.okstate.edu First-generation students are individuals whose parents haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree. The First2Go program provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere for these students to ask questions and become knowledgeable on the various aspects of the student experience. First2Go helps first-generation students create a deeper sense of belonging to the OSU community by providing support through programming and mentoring. Faculty, staff and graduate students provide resources, encouragement and direction as students transition to OSU. Mentors are available to any first-generation student. The mentor relationship can last a lifetime.

Camp Cowboy is a traditions camp held in the summer each year. It offers first-year students a fun-filled three-day experience that includes small group activities, a ropes course, campfires and much more. The experience provides an opportunity to meet other incoming freshmen, experienced OSU students, faculty and staff, leading to an easier transition and creating opportunities to develop a support network within the university community. The cost for Camp Cowboy is $170. Financial assistance is available. For more information, visit the website. In addition, students whose parents or grandparents are members of the OSU Alumni Association may apply for a fee waiver. Applications may be requested through the Alumni Association at 405-744-5368.

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Pete’s Primer A glossary of commonly used OSU phrases Academic Adviser A faculty or staff member who assists students in selecting courses to fulfill degree requirements and discuss academic goals.

GPA (Grade-Point Average) Determined by adding total grade points (4-A, 3-B, 2-C, 1-D) and dividing by the number of hours attempted (ex 36/12=3.0).

BOB (Big Orange Bus) Refers to the buses that run between the OSU-Stillwater and Tulsa campuses.

Lower Division/Upper Division Courses Lower division courses have a first digit of 1 or 2. Upper level courses are all those with the first digit of a 3 or 4. Graduate-level courses contain a first digit of 5 or higher. These definitions affect the tuition charged and the type of prerequisites required for enrolling in the course.

Bus, The OSU’s transit buses, commonly referred to as The Bus, completes circuits around campus as well as the community on a regularly scheduled system throughout the day. Common Tests/Finals Typically used for courses with a large number of sections, they’re scheduled at one time in several locations to accommodate students from all sections of a particular course. Credit Hour The unit of credit earned for course work that typically requires a semester to complete. CWID (Campuswide ID Number) A student’s unique number to designate them within the OSU System. D2L Desire2Learn is the online classroom interface that many professors use to disseminate information to students (oc.okstate.edu). Dean An administrator who oversees all aspects of a particular academic college. Department Head A faculty member appointed to coordinate the activities of the faculty and students within a particular department. FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Full/Part-Time Status Undergraduate students enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours during the fall or spring semesters are considered full time. Full-time enrollment for the summer semester is six hours.

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Major Field of study where most emphasis will be placed. Minor Field of study where secondary emphasis will be placed. Mortar Board Daily planning calendar compiled for students featuring campus events and activities. Pre-Enrollment Refers to the advising time prior to the student’s actual enrollment. Students begin to enroll for the next semester after the midpoint of the current semester. This date is determined by the total number of graduation/retention hours earned, not including the current hours in which they’re enrolled. Pre-Finals Week immediately preceeds finals week. Prerequisite A course or courses that must be completed as a condition for enrolling in another course. The catalog states prerequisites for specific courses. GPA or number of hours completed may constitute a prerequisite. Sections Course sections refer to the different classes offered for a single subject or course. Some courses have many sections to allow for flexibility in scheduling. Syllabus A document including the rules, assignments and policies that govern a particular class. Typically, the syllabus is distributed on the first day of class. Students are responsible for all materials included in this document, including test and assignment dates, and absence policy.


CAMPUS CONTACTS Academic Advising Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 103 Ag Hall

Honors College 405-744-5395

101 Old Central

Arts and Sciences

Human Sciences

213 Life Sciences East

101 Human Sciences

405-744-5658

405-744-6799 405-744-5056

Education Spears School of Business 106 Willard

405-744-6350

Engineering, Architecture and Technology 101 Engineering North

103 Business

405-744-2772

LASSO Center 405-744-5276

214 Student Union

405-744-5333

Academic and Career Assistance Math Learning Success Center Career Services 517 Edmon Low Library

405-744-5818

Writing Center 440 Student Union

405-744-5253

Student Disability Services 405-744-6671

Health, Safety, and Wellness Colvin Recreation Center 101 Colvin Center

360 Student Union 315 Student Union

405-744-7116

University Counseling Center 405-744-5510

320 Student Union

405-744-5458

After hours, call OSU Police 405-744-6523 OSU Police 104 USDA Building 405-744-6523 University Health Services 1202 W. Farm Rd 405-744-7665 Parking & Transit Services 1006 W. Hall of Fame Ave.

405-744-6525

Student Services Office of the Bursar 113 Student Union

405-744-5993

119 Student Union

Office of the Registrar 324 Student Union

405-744-6604

405-744-6876

Other Campus Resources Campus Life 211 Student Union

Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid

University Store 405-744-5488

120 Student Union

405-744-5237

Fraternity & Sorority Life Meal Plan Office 211K Student Union

405-744-5490

301 Student Union

405-744-4920

Residential Life Athletic Tickets 877-ALL-4-OSU 100 Iba Hall

405-744-5592

The office of New Student Orientation & Enrollment is here for you every step of the way. Call us at 405-744-3636 or stop by 321 Student Union if you need anything or have any questions.

Oklahoma State University, in compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, and educational services. Title IX of the Education Amendments and Oklahoma State University policy prohibit discrimination in the provision of services or benefits offered by the University based on gender. Any person (student, faculty or staff) who believes that discriminatory practices have been engaged in based upon gender may discuss their concerns and file informal or formal complaints of possible violations of Title IX with the OSU Title IX Coordinator, Mackenzie Wilfong, J.D., Director of Affirmative Action, 408 Whitehurst, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, (405) 744-5371 or (405) 744-5576 (fax). This publication, issued by Oklahoma State University as authorized by the Director, New Student Orientation & Enrollment, was printed by Western Printing Co. at a cost of $9,910. 5m/May ’14/#5271.

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COHS

CASNR

PROSSER

C

D

F

E

PAYNE ELLIS

McPHERSON HALL

MORRISON NEIGHBORHOOD CARREKER WEST

NOC

CARREKER EAST

WENTZ LANE GARAGE

HUMAN

SCIENCES

MONROE PARKING GARAGE

SCOTT

PARKING & TRANSIT

NORTH CLASSROOM

AGRICULTURE NORTH

THETA POND

MICHAEL & ANNE GREENWOOD TENNIS CENTER

WWC

SHERMAN E. SMITH TRAINING FACILITY

TRACK COMPLEX

PRACTICE FIELDS

PURCHASING DEPT.

MATTHEWS

MILLER

ELM

MAPLE

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CAMPUS MAP

HENRY BELLMON RESEARCH CENTER


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